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Global / harm reduction: Women who use drugs, harm reduction and HIV

28/11/2011 By GCWA, INWUD, WHRIN Tags: gcwa partner, gender inequality, human rights, policy, prevention, science and research, sexual and reproductive health, treatment, violence

The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA), the International Network of Women who Use Drugs (INWUD), and the Women’s Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) are pleased to present a new issue brief regarding  women who use drugs on HIV, harm reduction and sexual and reproductive health and rights. This briefing paper is unique in that it is the first to be generated by a global coalition  working on issues specific to women who use drugs and HIV more   broadly, and has been developed and written by members of the  INWUD with collaboration WHRIN, in line with GCWA's commitment to giving voice to  vulnerable affected groups.

It is hoped through this issue brief to bring attention to policies, laws and practices that undermine the rights of women who use drugs, and to promote the realisation of their human rights in terms of an  effective harm reduction response to HIV.

The briefing paper is available in 
Russian here and English here, and will soon be made available in Spanish, French and Russian.

 

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