harmreduction

harmreduction:

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.

The Support. 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.
Anti-Gay Laws in Nigeria + the HIV epidemic = Potential DisasterWe’ve all heard about the new law in Nigeria that further criminalizes LGBT people, organizations and activities, as well as people who support them. Now, UNAIDS and the Global Fund are stepping up to the front lines of the fight, expressing concerns about how the laws have the potential to seriously disrupt HIV work in the region.

Anti-Gay Laws in Nigeria + the HIV epidemic = Potential Disaster

We’ve all heard about the new law in Nigeria that further criminalizes LGBT people, organizations and activities, as well as people who support them. Now, UNAIDS and the Global Fund are stepping up to the front lines of the fight, expressing concerns about how the laws have the potential to seriously disrupt HIV work in the region.