On 22-23rd June CUT organised a two-day workshop, attended by 27 participants including PWUD, to discuss drug policy reform, harm reduction, and the formation of a PWUD network.
For the Day of Action itself, CUT held a silent and peaceful protest on the 29th June right in front of parliament in Port Louis to remind our political leaders that repression alone will cause more harm than good. CUT expressed the need for a clear distinction between consumers and traffickers, thus the money wasted on imprisonment could be directed towards proven health measures such as prevention, treatment and harm reduction.
Read the extensive report on the workshop and Day of Action here
Sunday Times, 22 June 2017: Les représentants de la société civile montent au créneau
ION News, 22 June 2017 : Drogue: Le Conseil des religions s’engage dans la prévention
ION News, 29 June 2017: Le Collectif Urgence Toxida réclame une distinction légale entre usagers et trafiquants
DefiMedia, 23 June 2017: Atelier de formation – Drogue : les religieux s’engagent
DefiMedia, 2 July 2017: Drogue : comprendre la dépendance pour une meilleure réponse