KHANA convened a dialogue in Phnom Penh, bringing together policy makers, the National AIDS Authority, police, UN agencies, human rights NGOs, harm reduction service providers and the community of people who use drugs, etc. to call for harm reduction, evidence-based treatment, and other social services for people who use drugs in Cambodia.
Working in collaboration with the Cambodian Network of Drug Users and other NGOs, Korsang organised a public gathering in Phnom Penh including the media, health service providers, policy makers, law enforcement officials and the community to discuss reducing stigma and decriminalising drug use, as well as promoting harm reduction and evidence-based treatment.
- The Phnom Penh Post: NGOs preach support, not prison, for users
As part of their ongoing advocacy work (including through the Asia Action on Harm Reduction project), KHANA worked with their partners and supported local networks of people who use drugs to participate in the campaign. They held events to raise awareness of the issues among the community, policy makers and the police. The campaign was used to highlight the important role that the police and local authorities have in providing access to harm reduction services and other health services.