Organisations: Médecins du monde
Médecins du Monde (MdM) Harm reduction teams organised dialogue days between drug users, local authorities, religious and community leaders, medias and health professionals. They also took the opportunity of this international campaign to sensitise a broader public and deliver political messages for the promotion of harm reduction and fighting widespread stigmatisation, discrimination and violence against drug users. MdM teamed up and co-organised several activities with local community members and partners to mobilise the general population. There will be meetings with members of Parliament and a joint activity with other HR organisations to do a ‘mass lobby’ of the Kenyan Parliament.
Organisations: Mvita Community Development Organization (MV-CODE)
The judiciary, the police, probation officers, prisons, disaster management officers, health workers, local community, the media and PWUDs, will participate in a one day dialogue forum as a pre-activity which will later be followed by a football match that will show case cohesion and enhance collaboration amongst the involved parties. The goal of the campaign will be to promote PWUDs’ access to justice and health services by enhancing the stakeholders’ understanding of the human rights based approach to addressing the problem of drugs and substance use in the region.
Organisations: Voices of Community Action and Leadership (VOCAL- Kenya)
Workshops, radio talk show, advocacy training, production of advocacy videos using locally available equipment social media engagement. Local administration engagement and engaging parliamentary and county assembly members for advocacy for drug policy reform. The speaker of Kisumu county assembly is already a key a supporter of our advocacy voice and this will serve as just endorsement for influencing the public and other critical stakeholders.