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Title: Harm Reduction, Human Rights and Drug Policy Networking Zone, Vienna
Post by: Maria Phelan on July 2 2010, 04:02 pm
Dear all,

For UKCAB members attending the IAS 2010 Vienna conference and interested in harm reduction, human rights and drug policy I would like to draw your attention to our joint networking zone. We hope you will stop by and see us!

Human Rights, Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Networking Zone:
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Human Rights, Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Networking Zone at the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna. Located in the Global Village the Harm Reduction Networking Zone is co-hosted by the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) and the Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition (CHRC). The Drug Policy Networking Zone is co-hosted by Transform Drug Policy Foundation and the International Drug Policy Consortium, supported by the Open Society Institute's Global Drug Policy Program.The two zones, sharing space with the human rights networking zone have created a single ‘mega-zone’ offering a collective area for sharing ideas and building knowledge around harm reduction and drug policy reform.

Download our program
We’re presenting 20 hours of programming from 16 countries over 5 days, including 15 video screenings, 6 panel discussions and 5 skills-building workshops on Harm Reduction, HIV, human rights and drug policy related topics. Topics covered include: advocacy, campaigns and funding, overdose prevention and safer drug use, user and youth activism, criminalisation and stigma, drug policy reform – including decriminalisation and regulation. It will offer an opportunity to forge new links and strengthen current networks and develop strategic thinking on the issue of drug policy and harm reduction.
Download our program to see the schedule or use our online calendar

You can also RSVP for our zone on Facebook!

Opening reception
Join us for the official opening of the Human Rights, Drug Policy and Harm Reduction networking zones. We’ll be hosting a reception on Sunday, July 18 from 16:00 to 18:00. You’ll find us in area 908 of the Global Village — download our program for a map of where to find us.

March and rally
The Zone will be a hub of activity in preparation for the march and rally taking place on Tuesday, July 20. Visit the zone on Monday, July 19 or Tuesday, July 20 between 8:30 and 20:30 to make a placard to carry in the march, as well as to get a free T-shirt to wear to the march, rally and concert.

Best regards,