a world in which drug policies uphold

dignity health & rights

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what is harm reduction?

why it matters

275 million

people use drugs every year


countries criminalise drugs


of people who inject drugs have hepatitis C


countries retain the death penalty for drugs

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harm reduction international conference

For over thirty years, we have convened the harm reduction movement at the Harm Reduction International Conference.

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An Online Festival on Drugs and Harm Reduction

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Our strategic plan guides our work across health, rights and the Harm Reduction International conference, contributing to the broader harm reduction and drug policy reform movements.

We are committed to centring equity across our work and highlighting the negative impact of criminalisation and the compounding effects of intersectional vulnerabilities, specifically how drug policy interacts with gender, ethnicity, race, poverty and socioeconomic status.

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