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HRV News Feed July – September 2014

by loki on 14/10/2014

HRV@IAC

HRV at the IAC

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The History Of IDU Activism In Australia

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GCDP Taking ControlThe new report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy calling for decriminalisation and regulation of all current illicit drugs! Well worth checking it all out.   Full report  Executive Summary Video of Report Launch

inpud logoINPUD RESPONSE TO THE GLOBAL COMMISSION ON DRUG POLICY’S ‘TAKING CONTROL: PATHWAYS TO DRUG POLICIES THAT WORK’ (9 SEPTEMBER 2014)

“Stop criminalizing people for drug use and possession – and stop imposing “compulsory treatment” on people whose only offense is drug use or possession”

INPUD, the International Network of People who Use Drugs, welcomes the recent call from Global Commission on Drug Policy to end criminalisation of people who use drugs and of drug use. In addition, INPUD welcomes the call to end the detention, incarceration, and compulsory ‘treatment’ of people who use drugs. We welcome calls to ensure equitable access to essential medicines and to high-quality, human rights respecting harm reduction programmes.

Read the rest of The official INPUD response to this report.

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We Are Drug Users – Voices From The Global Movement Of People Who use Drugs


This film launched at “Through the Eye of the Needle – A Celebration of Drug User Activism” event at the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Its just brilliant! The international movement of people who use drugs hope you all enjoy our film and please spread amongst your networks.

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Sir Richard Branson’s video message of support from the event

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 Activists protest unreasonably high prices of hepatitis C medicines.

Activists disrupt the speech of Mr. Gregg Alton, the top manager of Gilead pharmaceutical company, to protest against unreasonably high prices of hepatitis C medicines. Amazing footage!

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Wow! What a week!

last day galleryWhat an intense, amazing, unique, mind-boggling, curious, wonderful & crazy week was had by all at the International Aids Conference!
It was such an amazing event in so many different ways for all involved.
HRV would like to thank everyone who participated – The Volunteers, Board, Staff, & Friends of HRV for making our space such an exciting & vital part of the conference. We were all blown away by the photo booth/shooting gallery project that was designed and constructed by Searious Jones. It was such a fabulous creation and generated lots of discussion around stigma and discrimination towards drug users and how to end it.
But Ultra Special thanks for making the conference such a success must be given to Nadia, Jane & Sass who made sure everything ran smoothly. You all did such an brilliant job! Great work!

Check out our numerous photos on Facebook

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Tributes paid to lost colleagues aboard flight MH 17 at the Opening Session of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia

Sunday, 20 July, 2014 (Melbourne, Australia) Tributes were paid tonight at the opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference to the six delegates who lost their lives aboard flight MH17.  A one minute global moment of remembrance was held in their honour with eleven former, present and future Presidents of the International AIDS Society onstage together with representatives from those organizations who lost colleagues, the World Health Organization, AIDS Fonds, Stop AIDS Now, The Female Health Company, the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and members of the Dutch HIV research community.

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HRV@IAC

HRV at the IAC

Come visit us at the Global Village – we think its one of the most exciting and vibrant areas within the conference! Here’s why:

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Whack! Magazine 32 Special IAC Issue Launch

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Pick up your copy of the brand new Whack! magazine from our stall at the IAC. Its a unique edition focusing on key harm reduction issues from many different perspectives. There are incredibly important pieces written by many of Australia’s most well known harm reduction luminaries, & pieces that we have sourced from all over the world that were written especially for this issue . It is a much larger issue than usual, boasting 80 pages, & will keep you entertained for quite some time. Online version (& in full colour) is up now.

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