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HR21 Postponed to 2023

17 February 2021

HRI has taken the decision to postpone HR21. As for many organisations looking to run live events at the moment, this has been another agonising decision. Our tracking of the vaccine rollout across… Read more

HR21: CALL FOR ABSTRACT REVIEWERS

01 December 2020

Harm Reduction International will stage their biennial conference in Melbourne, Australia, from 1-4 December 2021. With just over a year until the event, HRI invites you to register your interest in becoming part of the Online Review Committee (ORC) for the 27th Harm Reduction International Conference (HR21). A call for abstracts is at the very… Read more

Advocacy for Harm Reduction in advance of the Global Fund Board Meeting (November 2020) PDF document

13 November 2020

HRI and INPUD briefed Global Fund Board Delegations on the importance of safeguarding funding for harm reduction in the context of COVID-19; and called for a Global Fund Strategy that can end AIDS among people who use drugs by 2030. Read more

HRI Seeks Media Consultant for HR21 PDF document

05 November 2020

HRI is seeking an experienced Media Consultant to work on the Harm Reduction International Conference 2021 (HR21). You can read about the consultancy and find out how to apply by downloading the Invitation to Submit a Tender here . Read more

HR21 Theme Announced

24 September 2020

STRENGTH IN SOLIDARITY We are extremely excited to reveal that the theme for HR21 is Strength in Solidarity. Reflecting our commitment to an inclusive and intersectional harm reduction community, Strength in Solidarity is a call to action. Harm Reduction International calls upon our friends and allies to stand together, to act together and to… Read more

Call to uphold the rights of people who use drugs and harm reduction in the new UNAIDS Strategy PDF document

04 September 2020

Ahead of the UNAIDS Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on 16 September, 33 civil society and community-led organisations working on drug policy and harm reduction are urging the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (UNAIDS PCB) to uphold the rights of people who use drugs and harm reduction in the new UNAIDS Strategy. This letter includes six key… Read more

Briefing - Summary of the Report of High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Philippines PDF document

26 June 2020

In July 2019, the Human Rights Council requested the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines. This briefing summarises the report of the High Commissioner, which details a wide range of human rights violations and widespread impunity. Read more

Drug Offences and the Death Penalty in Malaysia - Briefing Papers PDF document

05 June 2020

Monash University, in partnership with ADPAN and HRI, undertook a research to reveal the significant fair trial issues for more than 1,000 people on death row in Malaysia. These three briefing papers highlight key issues. Read more

Drug Offences and the Death Penalty in Malaysia: Fair Trial Rights and Ramifications PDF document

29 May 2020

Research reveals significant fair trial issues for more than 1,000 people on death row in Malaysia - including a reversal of the presumption of innocence in drug trials and significant barriers to… Read more

Safeguarding funding for harm reduction during COVID-19 PDF document

12 May 2020

Harm Reduction International and INPUD urge international donors, philanthropic organisations and national governments to safeguard funding for harm reduction during COVID-19. In advance of the Global Fund Board Meeting on 14 and 15 May 2020, we urge the Global Fund to ensure that COVID-19 emergency funding is directed to, and serves the most… Read more

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