Day of Action 2018

City: Podgorica
Organisations: NGO Juventas, Montenegrin Harm Reduction Network LINK, NGO 4Life

On the 22nd of June, NGO Juventas and NGO 4Life, announced the campaign by taking photos in front of the city assembly with transparency, symptomatic because it is the home of those who make decisions in this country. On this occasion, press releases were given.
On the 26th of June 2018, NGO Juventas, along with Montenegrin Harm Reduction Network, marked the campaign night in Podgorica, at the venue “Koncept Art Space” in the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica. The public tribune was held and people speaking were members of NGO Link, a coordinator of Harm reduction program for PWID/SW from NGO Juventas Marija Milić and a psychologist from the Institute of Public Health, Tatijana Đurišić Mandić. The tribune targeted youth and NPS. The tribune was very productive as every person present was involved in the discussion, which gave facilitators excellent inputs for the future planning of activities with the youth. After the tribune, a documentary movie about harm reduction in Montenegro was played for the first time in public, as well as documentaries from the region, all were filmed by drug reporters from Hungary.
The venue where the event was held is near the Government building, big “Support Don’t Punish” signs were placed on the venue’s window.
June 27, the last activity was held and included setting up an information stand at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Montenegro.
The night of the campaign was preceded by the opening of a Facebook page “Support. Don’t Punish. Mne”, the organisation of the venue, the engagement of photographers for the production of photographs for labels, posters and programs for the campaign, printing of prepared material, engagement of participants, refreshments and transportation.



Day of Action 2017

In Podgorica, Juventas centred their campaign around high school students and youth drug use. A survey of about youth alcohol and drug use was conducted, and then a discussion about harm reduction and cannabis legalisation took place. They also released a press release on 26th June, stressing the need for free drug treatment services, the lack of support for young people who use drugs & the introduction of non-interferon therapy for hepatitis C.


Day of Action 2016

Events were coordinated by Juventas in Podgorica, Bar, Budva and Niksic to discuss harm reduction, lack of treatment for underage people who use drugs, the need to develop and scale up opioid substitution treatment (including in prisons), and to focus on activities targeting young people.


Day of Action 2015

Juventas launched a public campaign in Podgorica, Bar, Kotor and Niksic with gatherings on 26th June, in partnership with the Youth Liberal Party.

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