Organisations: New Vector, GeNPUD. With participation form the Georgian Football Federation, the National Center for National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, the Center of Mental Health and Prevention of Addiction, the Tbilisi City Hall, the Tbilisi City Assembly, the Alliance for the Control of Tobacco, Harm Reduction Center Georgia and the Georgian Health Promotion and Education Foundation.
Different public authorities and non-governmental associations, including students, community organisations and networks of people who use drugs joined a mini-football tournament. The tournament was supported by the Georgian Football Federation, the Tbilisi City Hall and the Tbilisi City Assembly, who also participated in the event. Media coverage was very positive and helped change the negative stigmatising narratives around drug use that are so prevalent in mass media. The success of the event, and positive buy-in of all participants, means that our plan is to turn this into a yearly tradition.
GeNPUD also produced this video to capture the day and disseminate messages in favour of policy reform.