Project aiming to build local capacity and lead regional advocacy to a responsible transition to state and local funding of harm reduction in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. EHRN achieving this goal in 2015-2017 by strategically partnering with OSF’s International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD) in meeting the following interlinked programmatic and institutional development objectives.
EHRN has relied on OSF/IHRD as our key partner. Without this long-term support and strategic guidance over all these years EHRN would never have been able to grow and become a strong network. EHRN’s programmatic priorities such as harm reduction resourcing and violence, organizational development and ensuring sustainability of harm reduction organizations in the region are key joint priorities in this collaboration.
Project objectives include following:
Objective 1: Strengthen regional and national-level advocacy for sustainability of harm reduction programs in EECA in the context of the Global Fund New Funding Model’s negative impact on key populations programming in MICs
Objective 2: Improve the protection of women who use drugs from state violence and other forms of human rights violations through wider engagement of civil society groups, including groups of women who use drugs, harm reduction networks, human rights and women organizations
Objective 3: Strengthen the organizational capacity of the Network (i.e. EHRN membership, EHRN Steering Committee and Secretariat) and the sustainability of EHRN’s programs (i.e. advocacy and communications program, information and technical support program) to contribute to ensuring sustainable harm reduction funding and access of drug users to justice in CEECA.