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About HRI

HRI is a leading non-governmental organisation working to reduce the negative health, social and human rights impacts of drug use and drug policy by promoting evidence-based public health policies and practices, and human rights based approaches to drugs. Read more about HRI’s history.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is a world in which individuals and communities benefit from drug laws, policies and practices that promote health, dignity and human rights.

Staff

Meet our staff at HRI

Governance

HRI is governed by a nine person Board of Directors, elected for three-year terms.

What is harm reduction?

Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive drugs in people unable or unwilling to stop. The defining features are the focus on the prevention of harm, rather than on the prevention of drug use itself, and the focus on people who continue to use drugs.

Harm reduction definition and principles in 12 languages

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries about our website, our work, membership or the international harm reduction conference.

Donors

HRI benefits from the generous support of the Open Society Foundations, the European Commission, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the MAC AIDS Fund, UNAIDS, the World Health Organization, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the World Bank, The Robert Carr Networks Fund and the Swiss Government.

Harm Reduction International Awards

HRI presents a number of awards at outr international conference to acknowledge the contributions of outstanding groups or individuals in the field.

Strategic Plan

Our vision is a world in which individuals and communities benefit from drug policies, laws and practices that promote health, dignity and human rights

Our Work

Evidence for advocacy

HRI produces groundbreaking research and policy analysis informing advocacy across our sector.

Spending where it matters

Funding for harm reduction services is dangerously short while billions are wasted on drug enforcement. HRI works to assess resourcing needs and advocates for a reinvestment in health.

Harm Reduction Decade

Read our latest report calling for a Harm Reduction Decade, sign the Harm Reduction Decade Declaration, call for #10by20, and stand up for human rights of people who use drugs, their families and communities.

10 by 20 Campaign

We are calling on governments to redirect 10% of the resources currently spent on ineffective punitive responses to drugs and invest it in harm reduction by 2020.

Human rights-based policy

Human rights abuses and drug enforcement go hand in hand. HRI challenges laws, policies and practices that generate harm.

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences

HRI monitors the death penalty for drugs in law and practice worldwide, and also considers critical developments on the issue.

Sector strengthening

HRI builds advocacy coalitions and supports emerging harm reduction networks to strengthen the international harm reduction sector.

International conference

Harm reduction is a global movement. Our biennial gathering is the International Harm Reduction Conference, convened by HRI.

News

News and Announcements

Read the latest announcements and updates from HRI.

Global State of Harm Reduction

Global State of Harm Reduction

Our flagship publication is the biennial Global State of Harm Reduction report. First published in 2008, it involves a coordinated effort across practitioners, academics, advocates and activists to map global data and responses to HIV and hepatitis C epidemics related to unsafe injecting and non-injecting drug use. It is the only report to provide an independent analysis of the state of harm reduction in the world. The information collated within the report is stored and regularly updated on an interactive e-tool for researchers and advocates.

The Global State of Harm Reduction report is supplemented by regular thematic reports and advisories on key issues and emerging challenges. Please search our Resource Library for more information or join our e-list for regular updates.

Resource Library

Resource Library

Use our extensive resource library to search for HRI, NGO and academic reports, articles and presentations, including materials from past international conferences.

Harm Reduction Journal

Harm Reduction Journal, www.harmreductionjournal.com, is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal whose focus is on the prevalent patterns of psychoactive drug use, the public policies meant to control them, and the search for effective methods of reducing the adverse medical, public health, and social consequences associated with both drugs and drug policies.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Harm Reduction International
61 Mansell Street
Aldgate
London
E1 8AN

Tel: +44(0) 207 324 3535
Join us on Facebook at: Harm Reduction International
Follow us on Twitter at: HRInews
Join us on Instagram at: hrinews

HR19

Conference 2019

The 26th Harm Reduction International Conference (HR19) which will take place April 28-May 1 in Porto, Portugal at the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre.

Register to attend HR19 here.

Donate

HRI relies on trusts, grants and donations to continue our work. To make a donation or pay membership fees, please use our secure payment page.

Harm Reduction saves lives and improves health, but is continually under threat from stringent drug laws, a lack of funding and a lack of political will. 

Harm Reduction International's vision is a world in which individuals and communities benefit from drug laws, policies and practices that promote health, dignity and human rights. With your support we will be able to continue our international reserach and advocacy efforts to promote harm reduction and the human rights of people who use drugs.

PG.jpgPayroll Giving

As a supporter of Harm Reduction International, you will know how hard we work to plan ahead in order to make best use of your donations. Through Payroll Giving, you can provide a regular, reliable income stream that allows us to budget, while benefiting you with generous tax relief.

How does it work?
Give to Harm Reduction International from your pay and you can get immediate tax relief of up to £4 for every £10 donated. The donations are taken from your gross salary, reducing the amount of income tax that is deducted from your salary.

What do you need to do?
All you need to do is ask your payroll department to deduct regular charitable donations from your salary by filling out a simple application form, stating how much you would like to give and to which charities. Your donations will show on your payslip.

If your employer does not already have a Payroll Giving scheme in place, don’t worry – it’s quick and easy to set up. Employers simply sign a contract with a Payroll Giving Agency who will transmit donations on their behalf.

It pays to give - should you wish to sign up to the payroll giving scheme today, please complete this form and hand in to your payroll department.

To find out more about Payroll Giving visit www.payrollgivingcentre.org.uk

Discover adventureFundraise!

If you would like to raise funds for Harm Reduction International you can do so by undertaking one of many challenges organised by 'Discover Adventure'. 'Discover Adventure' specialises in designing and operating adventurous fundraising challenges for charity groups, in the UK and throughout the world. By taking on a challenge such as trekking, cycling, horse-trekking, multi-activity, snowshoeing, or sailing with 'Discover Adventure' you are able to push yourself to the limits and be part of an unforgettable once in a life time experience - whilst raising money for Harm Reduction International and the work we do!

For more information please download Discover Adventure's brochure.

Or click here to begin fundraising through a challenge. Good luck!

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