We are raising funds to support two activists to attend the upcoming International Harm Reduction Conference which will take place in Porto, Portugal, from April 28 to March 1st, 2019. If successful, this campaign will make two full scholarship available to two activists. They will be given the opportunity to learn and connect with other National and International Network. As we believe that knowledge is a collective asset, they will commit to sharing the information they gather with the community, within and beyond ItaNPUD .
ItaNPUD is a newly formed network of people who use drugs, fighting for the rights of all people who use drugs in Italy. ItaNPUD is part of a broader European network of people who use drugs and arise from the urgency to react to the oppression and violence we face every day, and to the systematic attack on our rights and dignity. We believe this is a direct result of prohibitionist and punitive policies, which we reject, based both on scientific evidence and human rights principles. As we believe that the wealth of first-hand experience and knowledge that people who use drugs can bring to the table is a collective asset, we reclaim the right of people who use drugs to be at the core of every decision that affects their lives as crucial and non-negotiable.