The purpose of this Advocacy Alert is to share information with civil society about opportunities to shape the content of the 2017-2021 Global Fund Strategy.
Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) aims to raise the issue of police violence against women who use drugs in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia region and make a plea to the UN Committee on the Status of Women to look into the issue. Below are 7 complaints made by EHRN in regards to police violence against women who use drugs in Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Ukraine, and Russia. Submissions are based on complaints and testimonies of women who use drugs received by the EHRN and national partners within the framework of the regional campaign "Women against Violence" through the online platform: https://waveeca.crowdmap.com.
The small grants program “Through Peers’ Efforts - 3”. Application deadline is 6:00 pm Vilnius time, June 15, 2015. To participate in the Call you need to submit the application form that can be downloaded: - There are two types of application forms - for legally registered organizations and non-registered initiative groups. Please choose accordingly. - The application form can be filled in one of the following languages – Russian or English. - The filled application has to be accompanied by all additional documents listed in the application form. Download form_for_initiative_group_small_grants_round_3_en. form_for_ngo_small_grants_round_3 form_for_initiative_group_small_grants_round_3_ru form_for_ngo_small_grants_round_3_ru
The methodology is developed within the EHRN’s Regional Program “Harm Reduction Works—Fund It!", funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). The Program aims at strengthening advocacy by civil society, including people who use drugs, for sufficient, strategic, and sustainable investments in harm reduction as HIV prevention in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). To achieve goal and objectives set HPP, in collaboration with EHRN, developed financial tools for undertaking harm reduction funding advocacy. The methodology includes following tools: Harm Reduction Expenditure Tracking Tool captures the actual expenditures for all cost categories of Needle and Syringe Programs (NSP) and Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) for the last two fiscal years. The tool also enables monitoring of resources for the key harm reduction programs. Harm Reduction Unit Costing Tool estimates the unit cost for harm reduction, i.e., the cost of an NSP and OST client per year. The tool is, therefore, beneficial for decision-makers who budget for harm reduction programs. Harm Reduction Funding Gap Tool estimates the resource gap for harm reduction.
The meeting of the Regional Technical Advisory Group (RTAG) of the Regional Program ‘Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!’ was held on 25-27 February 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The meeting was devoted to review the results of the first year and strategize for the second year of the Regional program. Since 1 April 2014 the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has been implementing the three-year Regional Program ‘Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!’, which receives financial support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). The goal of the Regional Program is to strengthen advocacy by civil society, including people who use drugs (PWUD), for sufficient, strategic and sustainable investments in harm reduction as HIV prevention in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Regional Technical Advisory Group (RTAG) established by EHRN Steering Committee in 2013 is a mechanism to ensure a wider perspective and input from various partners are taken into account to reflect international and national processes in harm reduction, human rights, women’s rights, non-OST drug treatment, TB and hepatitis C, health systems strengthening, and financial management. RTAG provides SC with strategic guidance in the development and implementation of the Regional Program. RTAG acts as a consultative body and has no decision-making authority. RTAG formulates recommendations for the decision-making of the SC. RTAG members also serve on the Expert Panel that develops recommendations for the SC to consider in the selection of national partners.
Since 1 April 2014 the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has been implementing the three-year Regional Program ‘Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!’, which receives financial support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). The goal of the Regional Program is to strengthen advocacy by civil society, including people who use drugs (PWUD), for sufficient, strategic and sustainable investments in harm reduction as HIV prevention in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. An Oversight Committee (OC) established by the EHRN Steering Committee in 2014 oversees implementation of the Regional Program, including the use of financial resources, and provides recommendations for problem-solving and improving implementation. In February 2015 the second set of oversight visits was held to countries participating in the Regional Program: Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Tajikistan. This report highlights the main conclusions and results of these visits.
Activist Strategies for Increasing Access to HCV Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries presents a number of key strategies through real-world case studies and shows how strategies used to combat the AIDS epidemic can be—and have been—adapted to increase HCV treatment access.
The Call for Proposals is issued within the Regional Program “Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!” (Regional Program) implemented by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) with the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This Call for Proposals aims to select up to 2 organizations and /or groups of PWUD to complete the Lithuanian country team next to Coalition “I Can Live”. The Call for Proposals is issued only for Lithuania. The terms of the call are outlined in more detail in the Call for Proposals. There are 2 types of application forms – for legally registered organizations and non-registered initiative groups of PWUD. The applications are due by end of 26 April 2015 and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions related to the application process should be directed to email@example.com.
This document is prepared in frames of regional campaign WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE. It presents results of police violence mapping in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan results in January-February, 2015.
The International Journal of Drug Policyprovides a forum for the dissemination of current research, reviews, debate, and critical analysis on drug use and drug policy in a global context. It seeks to publish material on the social, political, legal, and health contexts of psychoactive substance use, both licit and illicit. The journal is particularly concerned to explore the effects of drug policy and practice on drug-using behaviour and its health and social consequences. It is the policy of the journal to represent a wide range of material on drug-related matters from around the world.