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European Harm reduction Conference, Bucharest

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European Harm reduction Conference, Bucharest

EuroNPUD presents and attends at the European Harm Reduction Network’s Conference.

Recently, peers from all over europe descended on the European Harm Reduction Conference in Bucharest and gave a fabulous, captivating and informed response to where we are today in Europe, what peers and peer groups are doing to bring about change to our inhumane system of prohibition. Many inspiring peers gave really terrific presentations, heading panels and discussions, educating and informing. It really was a great few days. Women who use drugs shone so brightly as they discussed their work and ideas, and a new term was coined by our amazing ENPUD colleague, Olga Belyaeva, ‘Narco Feminism’. What a great term to be used by women who wish to talk about the issues of women who use drugs, through a framework of prohibition and gender. Really good stuff! To keep things short, here is our welcome speech, spoken at the opening of the conference. Our Norwegian peer, Arild Knutson, gave a powerful and energized closing speech at the end of the event, which shone a big spotlight on just how far people who use drugs have come in the world of drug policy -how far they are bringing governments and policy makers, and how important their - our - contribution really is in today’s world of (slowly but surely) changing drug policies. And may it keep on changing in a more human direction!! Check out more, here///

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