The EU recommendations on alternatives to punishment for crimes – it won’t lead to a paradigm shift, but it will help advocacy effort
March 19, 2018
Author: Dasha Matyushina, Drug Policy and Human Rights Advisor, EHRA On March 8, 2018, the Council of Ministers of the European Union adopted final recommendations on alternatives to punishment for crimes committed by people who use drugs. The adoption of such a document is an important event, especially given the factRead more.
Promote your work through Harm Reduction Journal with high impact-factor
March 19, 2018
Dear colleagues, Don’t miss this unique opportunity to promote your work through Harm Reduction Journal (HRJ) with high impact-factor. We would like to encourage you to submit your paper(s) to the thematic series in Harm Reduction Journal: The state of harm reduction in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to beRead more.
Time to act confidently. INPUD and ENPUD community leaders have a meeting in Kyrgyzstan
March 1, 2018
The three countries’ obligations to support and finance communities of people who use drugs are: Countries have committed to making key changes by 2030 including for people who use drugs – UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Countries committed to expand access to services including community-led services in the 2016Read more.
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert is needed
February 22, 2018
The consortium of EECA regional community networks is looking for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert familiar with the Global Fund M&E requirements to join the team in preparing a multi-country advocacy and capacity building proposal. The expected date of start of the contract is March 1, 2018. Deadline forRead more.
EXTENDED: EHRA is looking for WordPress developers
February 20, 2018
Eurasian Harm Reduction Association is looking for WordPress developers to work with two existing WordPress websites. This includes introducing new functionality as well as existing functionality modification. Both websites are running on WordPress and shall be finished by 15th of March, 2018. The content of the websites shall be intactRead more.
Future development and analysis of the past: EHRA held the first Steering Committee meeting
February 13, 2018
On 13-14 February, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) held an annual meeting of the Steering Committee in Vilnius (Lithuania). This meeting has a particular importance, since it was the first one in the history of the organization. What’s more, a great significance of this meeting is the new membershipRead more.
Kazakhstan Risks Losing Opioid Maintenance Therapy Programs
January 31, 2018
The outcomes of the assessment of the opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) programs, initiated by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2017, may lead to the complete halt of these programs in the country. Multiple violations of human rights were recorded during the assessment, it was conducted in breachRead more.
Regional Dialogue for the development of a new regional program and a multicountry application to the Global Fund is announced
January 30, 2018
Dear colleagues, The Regional Communities Networks Consortium uniting Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM), Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA), Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS (EWNA), Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN), Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD) is announcing the Regional Dialogue for the development of aRead more.
New members of the EHRA’s Steering Committee are elected
January 30, 2018
During the 15-29 January, 2018 Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) conducted online Regional Meetings of it’s members to elect new Steering Committee representatives in the Baltic States, Belarus-Ukraine-Moldova, Central Asia, Central Europe, South-Eastern Europe regions. Quorum for the Regional meeting to elect new member needed no less than a halfRead more.
Human Rights Violations Of Women Who Use Drugs In Estonia Submitted To United Nations
January 23, 2018
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Estonian organization LUNEST and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) submitted a report regarding the situation with the enjoyment of social rights among women who use drugs and/or living with HIV in Estonia to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The report was compiled basedRead more.