Akatatá aims to advance, promote and defend LGBT and sexual rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. Akahatá seeks to give visibility to violations that people in the region suffer on the basis of sexuality and gender identities or expressions. “LGBT rights” in writing will mean nothing as long as discrimination and violence remain rampant, and Akahatá is committed to finding solutions to addressing these issues.
- Regional and International Advocacy: Akahatá is working to advance human rights at international bodies such as the United Nations and Organization of American States (OAS) since we believe that our contribution within these spaces and the achievements made have the power to improve the laws and policies, and in turn the daily lives of LGBT persons, in countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
- National Advocacy: Akahatá is working with local organizations, groups and institutions in countries across the Latin America and Caribbean to build their capacity, strengthen networks of LGBT activists and allies, and help them develop successful strategies for advocacy and local initiatives that respond to the needs of the LGBT community.