Drug Policy and Harm Reduction: Prevention of HIV/AIDS
Time & Location
About the Event
The full recording of the Session is available:
- On the HIV2020 Online YouTube Channel - the YouTube playlist of the session is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian
- On the HIV2020 Online Soundcloud Channel - the SoundCloud playlist of the session is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian
- Instituto RIA
- Red Mexicana de Reducción de Daños (REDUMEX)
- ReverdeSer Colectivo
- Escola Livre de Redução de Danos
- Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Personas que Usan Drogas (LANPUD)
- Asociación Costarricense para el Estudio e Intervención en Drogas (AECID)
- Red Argentina por los Derechos y Asistencia de los/as Usuarios/as de Drogas (RADAUD)
- Fundación Equilibrio
This session is held in Spanish and will explore concepts relative to the intersection between drug policies and HIV, such as the psychoactive plants and substances, our socialinteractions and relations with them, harm and risk reduction practices and policies, amongst others.
Through an interactive process, participants will identify risk reduction interventions that can be applied to both drugs and drug policies, and learn about the legal regulation of substances within a social justice framework, to advance their community efforts against discrimination, stigma and efforts to reform criminalization policies against several populations. Come with questions and experiences to share as we continue breaking the taboo together!
Session Programme and Information:
This session is moderated by Zara Snapp, Instituto RIA.
Presentations by speakers is available in Spanish here.
- Welcoming remarks by Zara Snapp, Instituto RIA
- Sharing of experiences and success stories in harm reduction with Jorge Herrera, Instituto RIA; Vero Russo, REDAUD [presentation available shortly]; and Angelica Opsina, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE)
- Interactive presentation of what drugs are, what drug policies are, and harm reduction interventions that can be implemented for both drugs and policies by Amaya Ordorika, ReverdeSer Colectivo
- Breakout groups on the legal regulation of substances and difference models
- Sharing of discussion by breakoutgroups
- Moderated Discussion
- Closing and final remarks
To engage and discuss with others, please join us at our Facebook Event Page here!
For more information please contact Zara Snapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.