Youth RISE will host a youth pre-conference on 31 March - 2 April, immediately prior to IHRA’s 22nd Annual Harm Reduction Conference in Beirut, Lebanon. The pre-conference is open to young people between the ages of 16 and 29 who are affected by drug policy, use drugs and/or work in the drugs field.
Each month the page will highlight a different type of human rights abuse carried out under the drug prohibition regime. While the supporting organisations have different drug policy objectives and views, we are unified in our effort to stop human rights abuses in the name of the war on drugs.…
The seminar will aim to examine the current state of drug policies in the region, identify key areas for discussion and improvement, and agree on a method of working together to developing networking and advocacy activities.
The Film Festival screens documentaries, advocacy films, training videos and fictional work relevant to reducing drug and alcohol related harms. The deadline for abstract submission is 17 December 2010.
The 2011 conference will have a strong focus on building the skills and capacity of civil society organisations in harm reduction implementation and advocacy, and will provide a forum to highlight the particular needs of women who use drugs and other marginalised populations within the overall harm reduction response.