Intercambios Asociación Civil
|ECOSOC Status:||Special Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Corrientes 2548 - 2D
1046 Buenos Aires
|UN Languages:||Spanish, English|
Other:'harm reduction, human rights, networking'
||Intercambios believes that stigmatization and discrimination against drug users and drug use often leads to violations of human rights. The NGOs work is grounded in the globally accepted ethics of human rights, social engagement, and scientific rigor. The organization's main objectives are:
To develop interdisciplinary studies about the problems related to drug use from both scientific and ethical perspectives;
To disseminate rigorous information about legal and illegal drugs as part of a coordinated effort to steer public opinion toward a more reflective and responsible vision of drug use and drug users;
To develop and provide resources to drug using communities, including professional outreach workers and peer educators.
To design, implement, and evaluate prevention programs and community interventions;
To develop a network of social services and resources that will provide integrated services to people who are affected by the problems related to drug use;
To develop the infrastructure for collaboration and cooperation between institutions, investigators, and social activists.