safegamesLONDON 2012 & safegamesPOLAND 2012 have just been announced!

Along with celebration on such a grand scale comes both responsibility and opportunity – the responsibility to provide essential services and resources, and the opportunity to reach and inform millions.

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The SafeGames Project is a social purpose organization working to enhance public health, public safety, and public policy efforts locally and internationally. Through strong partnerships with the private, public and government sectors, it develops innovative solutions to some of society’s most pressing social issues, working to solve problems by improving systems, spreading solutions, and persuading our colleagues to take new leaps.

The Harm Reduction Coalition is a US based advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. HRC advances policies and programs that help people address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration. HRC recognizes that the structures of social inequality impact the lives and options of affected communities differently, and work to uphold every individual’s right to health and well-being, as well as in their competence to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.

Drug Policy Alliance

DPA is the leading US based organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) is a regional network with a mission to support, develop, and advocate for harm reduction approaches in the field of drugs, HIV/AIDS, public health, and social exclusion by following the principles of humanism, tolerance, partnership, and respect for human rights and freedoms.

CUPIHD is a Mexican civil society organisation dedicated to education, investigation, dissemination and action in order to transform the drug policy in Mexico to one with a harm reduction and human rights perspective and an integral, scientific and multidisciplinary focus. Its principles are ‘Information, Responsibility, Freedom’ and its objectives include the provision of comprehensible, honest and scientific information on drugs, the promotion of a ‘culture of responsibility’ towards drug use, and building strategic alliances with national and international partners in the field.

TalkingDrugs is an international community of volunteers producing an online magazine about the world’s problem with drugs in 25 languages and the project has volunteers all over the world telling the stories of from home and abroad.  We would love to hear from anybody with language skills or an interest in writing about drug policy and harm reduction or people. If you are interested in volunteering email

Transnational Institute (TNI) was founded in 1974 as the international programme of the Washington DC-based Institute for Policy Studies. For more than 30 years, TNI’s history has been entwined with the history of global social movements and their struggle for economic, social and environmental justice

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) is a global partnership of  over 30 nationally-based linking organisations, including an international Secretariat (with offices based in the UK, US, Belgium and India and regional representatives), working to support community action on AIDS in developing countries.

The International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) is the leading organisation promoting a harm reduction approach to all psychoactive substances on a global basis. IHRA exists to prevent the negative social, health, economic and criminal impacts of illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco for individuals, communities and society. IHRA supports the engagement of people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol around the world and works to promote harm reduction and human rights issues within national, regional and international bodies (such as the UN).

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Intercambios is a non-governmental organization created in Buenos Aires in 1995 whose mission is to study and call attention to problems related to drug use. It was founded by a working team, constituted by a group of professionals with wide-ranging interests in the field of drug-related problems and HIV/AIDS. It is a founding member of the Latin American Harm Reduction Network (Red Latinoamericana de Reducción de Daños) and the Argentine Harm Reduction Network (Red Argentina de Reducción de Daños).

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