GHRN was established in 2006 and currently network unites 26 Non-governmental organizations, whose activities are directly connected to the field of harm reduction, advocacy of human rights and related issues.
GHRN is the key actor to deliver low threshold harm reduction services to PWIDs in Georgia. Apart from service delivery, GHRN pursues advocacy strategies based on human rights and public health principles. It is represented in the inter-agency council on drug policy and actively promotes evidence based drug policies. GHRN is a strong advocate of community systems strengthening and community’s inclusion in decision making and implementati
2.1. Harm Reduction Network mission statement
The Organization Georgian Harm Reduction Network was founded in September 2006. The Network is a membership-based organization. It incorporates organizations whose field of activity is related to illicit drug use and related issues. Each organization of the network is independent and is part of their activities to reduce the harm caused by drug use.
Georgian Harm Reduction Network's vision is - The country where using drugs is considered as the issue of public health and not criminality; While drug users have access to health care, including harm reduction services; have the opportunity to be equal members of society and to fully use their own potential.
The Organization recognizes and respects the humanity, tolerance, partnership and human rights principles. The Organization believes that every person has the right to health and well-being
2.2 Network structure
The supreme body of the Organization is the General Assembly of the members. The Organization is led by the Board elected by the General Assembly.
The Board is the governing body of the Organization Georgian Harm Reduction Network that determines the Organization policy (mission, strategy, partnerships, new members, management principles and procedures) and provides the supervision of its proper implementation.
The Executive Director appointed by the Board manages the Organization’s daily work, carries out operational planning, is responsible for the effective implementation of the current activities.
Uunder the supervision of the Executive Director work the Financial Group of the Organization as well as the individual programs / projects managers and employees.
2.3. Organization Georgian Harm Reduction Network organization chart