On June 26, on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, GHRN held a webinar “Change begins with you – stigma/discrimination against drug users”. The webinar preparation process was coordinated by the Social Campaign Coordinator, Georgia REAct Coordinator, and Media Communications Manager with active engagements of community representatives.
The webinar covered the following main topics:
- Historical context, how HIV prevention started. Presentation of the study results – stigma towards PWID among medical staff;
- Legal understanding of stigma/discrimination;
- The role of stigma/discrimination on working with PWID, stigma/discrimination and NSP programs; (4) Case studies: Self-stigma and assessment of the current situation;
- Stigma against female PWID – double stigma.
At the end of the webinar, a video produced in collaboration with GENPUD production where community members talk about their challenges on stigma/discrimination was presented.
The webinar recording can be found here