Active Help Organization | Events

                     International Drugs Day 2015

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Title of the event

International Day against Drug Abuse

Theme:     

Let’s Develop, Our Lives, Our Communities, without Drugs

Duration:       

One Day

Date:       

26th June, 2015

Venue:       

Okara City

Number of Beneficiaries:  

275

Organized by:         

Active Help Organization

Participants:         

Civil Society, Marginalized Community and General Community

Background



June26th is the international Day against Drug abuse and illicit trafficking. Established by the United Nations general Assembly in 1987, this day serves as a reminder of the goals agreed to by member state of creating an international society free of drug abuse. AHO (Active help organization) is a non-Political, non-Profitable and charitable organization also working against drug abuse constantly.

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The AHO also established an article regarding 26th June world Drug campaign on local newspaper okara with the help of UNODC (united nation office of drugs and crime). UNODC selected theme for the international drugs day and launched campaign to raise awareness about global drug problem

With the support of UNODC, AHO launched a full page coverage about world drug campaign in local newspaper. The basic aim was to enhance the awareness of saving lives against drug use for the community of okara and surroundings.

The press coverage was distributed among the following in Okara city:

  • Different Stake Holders

  • Different Govt. departments

  • Different NGO’s

  • Different areas of Okara.

AHO also started a campaign through cable ads (Commercial) of active help organization works and also drug campaign with the support UNODC on this day. The basic objective of this ad was an introduction of AHO, its projects and services provided to Female Drug Users in okara and its surroundings.

 

Activities

The primary goal of this project is to enhance the quality of services available to female injecting and non-injecting drug users (including those involved in sex work and spouses of male injecting drug users) in the community by improving female access to existing harm reduction services and developing new female-specific services and effective referral systems to female health service providers.