In Lausanne, the ABS Foundation and the GREA collaborated with various other organisations working in the field of harm reduction in Switzerland to organise a mini market selling local fruits and vegetables; a concert of the band “A l’Ouest”; a visit of Le Passage (a low-threshold harm reduction and care centre) and La Terrasse (a low-threshold centre where drug users have access to a cafeteria where they are allowed to bring their own alcohol and where they are helped to control their alcohol use, a shower, clean clothes and a washing machine, social counselling, sterile paraphernalia, a computer and Internet, small jobs, meals, etc.). The visit was followed by a public debate focused on a supervised injection facility project in Lausanne.
In Geneva, Association Première Ligne held a projection of the movie Breaking the Taboo at Quai 9 (Geneva’s drug consumption room) and dedicated three days to inform the people using the facility about the campaign.
For a full account of the events, please read the full report.
Video released by GREA at the occasion of the Global Day of Action