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.