EHRN’s Women Against Violence


The goal of this campaign run by the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network is to empower women who use drugs to combat violence. Police violence affects women who use drugs in variety of ways including serious and often life-threatening physical and psychological health problems. It increases stigma and discrimination against them and creates artificial barriers to access to health services further fuelling HIV epidemics in the region. It also discredits police as an institution and contributes to expanding gender inequality and social injustice.  This three year campaign to end violence will engage women who use drugs and harm reduction organisations in 16 cities.