Harm Reduction International (HRI)
Harm Reduction International is a leading non-governmental organisation working to promote and expand support for harm reduction.
They work to reduce the negative health, social and human rights impacts of drug use and drug policy – such as the increased vulnerability to HIV and hepatitis infection among people who inject drugs – by promoting evidence-based public health policies and practices, and human rights based approaches to drug policy.
They are an influential global source of research, policy/legal analysis and advocacy on drug use, health and human rights issues.
The organisation is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Vision and Mission
Their vision is a world in which individuals and communities benefit from drug laws, policies and practices that promote health, dignity and human rights.
They work to reduce drug related harms by promoting evidence based public health policy and practices and human rights based approaches to drug policy through an integrated programme of research, analysis, advocacy and civil society strengthening.See more