City/Cities: Minsk, Gomel, Svetlogorsk, Zhodino
Organisations: “Your chance”
- Event timed to the Day of Action of Activists “Your Chance”.
- “Your Chance” (PCOO “Tvoy Shans”), the organization of opioid substitution therapy patients in Belarus, took part in the campaign “Support. Don’t Punish”. The main goal was to inform the public that criminalization of people who use drugs significantly limits their access to prevention, support and treatment services. The participants of UNODC training joined the action, among them were the representatives of various non-governmental organizations from Belarus.
- Drug dependency is a disease which should not be punished, it is necessary to help people in solving social and medical problems, provide support, formulate guidelines for healthcare, give information about prevention of HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, as well as it’s necessary to help drug users receive assistance which is guaranteed to all citizens without exception according to the national law.