Why a health and human rights platform?

The current upheavals in the global drug system have made Geneva an international forum for policy dialogue on psychoactive substances. In this context, GREA and the University of Geneva are launching a platform for exchanges on health and human rights, which aims to strengthen links in the global ecosystem but also to stimulate synergies with local resources.

This event will take place on June 26th at 17.30 at the Biotech Campus in Geneva as part of the international campaign "Support Don't Punish".

After an official party with representatives of the UN, the Global Commission, the IDPC and the Geneva addiction network, a film will be screened: "A day in the life" on drug use in the world. "A day in the life" will be broadcast in Geneva. Produced by the Drug Reporter team, a foundation that promotes risk reduction and drug policy reform, the documentary portrays eight users in their everyday lives. Destigmatising and touching, it shows their difficulties on a daily basis, the setting in which they evolve and against which they collide, the eyes of others. The film disintegrates myths and prejudices that one may have of people who consume while privileging the humanist approach. It can be ordered from GREA (celestine.perissinotto@grea.ch) for any distribution desired in the French-speaking institutions (subtitled in French).

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