Women who use drugs, harm reduction and HIV

Date: 29 November 2011

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The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA), the International Network of Women who Use Drugs (INWUD), and the Women’s Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) are pleased to present a new issue brief regarding women who use drugs on HIV, harm reduction and sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

Entitled "Women who use drugs, harm reduction and HIV" the briefing paper is unique in that it is the first to be generated by a global coalition working on issues specific to women who use drugs and HIV more broadly, and has been developed and written by members of the INWUD with collaboration WHRIN, in line with GCWA's commitment to giving voice to vulnerable affected groups. 

It is hoped through this issue brief to bring attention to policies, laws and practices that undermine the rights of women who use drugs, and to promote the realisation of their human rights in terms of an effective harm reduction response to HIV.

The briefing paper is available in English on the GCWA website, and will soon be made available in Spanish, French and Russian

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