2018

Day of Action 2018

City: Kampala

Organisations: Uganda Harm Reduction Network – UHRN

UHRN will use the advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the war on drugs in Uganda while placing its primary mandate on promoting drug policies that respect human rights and promote public health with an aim of changing laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services; and end the criminalisation of people who use drugs. There will be pre-support Don’t Punish Activities aimed at setting the mood for the climax day of 26th June. UHRN staff and communities of PWUIDs will engage in photo shoot sessions and message development to be posted on social media platforms, hold radio and TV talk shows and write articles about SDP in the local newspapers to popularise the event. Also a sensitisation dialogue bringing together, law enforcement officers, local community leaders, the judiciary, health workers and the Communities of PWUIDs encourage Policy makers and law enforcement officers to end the war on drugs that fuels HIV, TB and HEPs, violates human rights of PWUDs and also use the platform to advocate for harm reduction interventions (NSP and MAT) in Uganda.

2016

Day of Action 2016

Under the national umbrella Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN) and in partnership with Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), people who inject drugs celebrated the Support. Don’t Punish day of action in style by calling on the Ugandan government and other stakeholders to embrace and promote harm reduction interventions in Uganda. They also called for an amendment of the national drug laws and policies, based on the principles of public health and human rights to save the lives of people who inject drugs in Uganda. For more information, read the UHRN Annual Report for 2016.

Video of the event

Media coverage