In Dakar, the Senegalese Association for Harm Reduction (ASRDR) organized a beach party at the Ngor pier, a well known spot for young people, PWUD and drug dealers. The objective was to engage as people young people as possible – a stall was set up for disseminating information about the SDP campaign messages. Flyers were handed out along with SDP T shirts and other media provided by campaign partners (OSIWA, WACSI, WADPN).
The ASRDR President opened the event that followed, discussing the role of stigmatisation, drug decriminalisation and legalisation in the road ahead. Regrettably, the event was poorly attended by Government officials and called on them to adopt a public health led approach.
It was a very well attended event, with over 270 signatures, featuring musical performances and question and answer sessions on pressing drug issues.