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Jul
28th
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NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US!

Watch activists and community leaders discuss harm reduction and the upcoming 10th National Harm Reduction Conference.

Jul
24th
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Jul
23rd
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HOW POLICE CAN ARREST THE SPREAD OF HIV

Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. One of the main reasons is that they are criminalized. Too often sex workers and drug users are forced to choose between protecting their health and staying safe from police harassment or arrest.

But a novel approach to law enforcement is changing this, and may prove as critical to HIV prevention as a condom or clean needle. Through partnerships with HIV experts and community groups, police from Kenya to Kyrgyzstan are realizing their role in the fight against HIV.

Above, Daniel Wolfe, director of the Open Society International Harm Reduction Development Program, talks about how police are working to implement harm reduction approaches to HIV prevention with these vulnerable populations.

Jul
16th
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Only ONE MONTH left to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED RATE on conference registration. You could save up to $100 by registering now! 
See the conference website for more information

Only ONE MONTH left to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED RATE on conference registration. You could save up to $100 by registering now! 

See the conference website for more information

Jul
7th
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2nd
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A few photos from the New York City Support, Don’t Punish, taken outside of UN Headquarters. 

Support. Don’t Punish! is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the criminalization of people who use drugs. The campaign aims to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions, and to promote respect for the human rights of people who use drugs.

TheSupport. Don’t Punish! campaign aims to:

  • Change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions for people who use drugs.
  • Raise awareness about the need to stop criminalising (‘punishing’) people for using drugs.
  • Raise awareness about the need for greater funding and attention for essential health services and other ‘support’ for people who use drugs.
  • Promote respect for the human rights of people who use drugs.
  • Engender public support for drug reform.
Jun
30th
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ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT TO GET YOUR ABSTRACT OR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IN!
Do you have political vision for harm reduction? 
Want to show off your exemplary harm reduction service models
Discuss important issues facing people who use drugs? 
Talk about your latest research? 
Facilitate a skills building workshop to advance the harm reduction agenda? 
Examine the intersections between harm reduction and race, class, gender, age, sexual identity?
More information at: harmreduction.org/conference

ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT TO GET YOUR ABSTRACT OR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IN!

  • Do you have political vision for harm reduction?
  • Want to show off your exemplary harm reduction service models
  • Discuss important issues facing people who use drugs?
  • Talk about your latest research?
  • Facilitate a skills building workshop to advance the harm reduction agenda? 
  • Examine the intersections between harm reduction and raceclassgenderagesexual identity?

More information at: harmreduction.org/conference

(Source: harmreduction)

Jun
26th
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https://www.facebook.com/events/1437405126529869/

Today, June 26th, is the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – a day on which many governments celebrate their contributions to the global ‘war on drugs’. In some cases, governments have even commemorated this day by holding public executions or beatings of people convicted of drug-related offenses.

We are helping to “reclaim” this day by participating in the 2nd annual Global Day of Action, organized in NYC by the International Drug Policy Consortiumand Harm Reduction Coalition. You can help highlight the failure of the war on drugs and emphasize the need for better approaches for people who use drugs by turning up and raising your voice.

For more info is available and to connect in your city or online see: http://supportdontpunish.org/


Jun
23rd
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https://www.facebook.com/events/1437405126529869/

June 26th is the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – a day on which many governments celebrate their contributions to the global ‘war on drugs’. In some cases, governments have even commemorated this day by holding public executions or beatings of people convicted of drug-related offenses.

We are helping to “reclaim” this day by participating in the 2nd annual Global Day of Action, organized in NYC by the International Drug Policy Consortiumand Harm Reduction Coalition. You can help highlight the failure of the war on drugs and emphasize the need for better approaches for people who use drugs by turning up and raising your voice.

For more info is available and to connect in your city or online see: http://supportdontpunish.org/


Jun
18th
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pozmagazine:

Criminalization: The AMA’s Other Important Pro-LGBT Resolution

Remember last week’s LGBT rights fervor when the American Medical Association said transgender people can change the gender on their birth certificate regardless of re-assignment surgery?

Well, they also passed another resolution that’s getting far less reported in the community: One that condemns HIV discrimination and supports modernization of HIV-related criminal laws.

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The 5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy will be held September 3 and 4th in Costa Rica. More information on: http://conferenciadrogas.com/

The 5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy will be held September 3 and 4th in Costa Rica. More information on: http://conferenciadrogas.com/

Jun
17th
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Support. Don’t Punish! is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms caused by the criminalization of people who use drugs. 

To get involved with this global day of action and find events in your city on June 26th see the Support. Don’t Punish! website

Jun
16th
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ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO GET YOUR ABSTRACT IN!
Do you have political vision for harm reduction? 
Want to show off your exemplary harm reduction service models
Discuss important issues facing people who use drugs? 
Talk about your latest research? 
Facilitate a skills building workshop to advance the harm reduction agenda? 
Examine the intersections between harm reduction and race, class, gender, age, sexual identity?
More information at: harmreduction.org/conference

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO GET YOUR ABSTRACT IN!

  • Do you have political vision for harm reduction?
  • Want to show off your exemplary harm reduction service models
  • Discuss important issues facing people who use drugs?
  • Talk about your latest research?
  • Facilitate a skills building workshop to advance the harm reduction agenda? 
  • Examine the intersections between harm reduction and raceclassgenderagesexual identity?

More information at: harmreduction.org/conference

Jun
11th
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