Coalition of non-governmental organizations and experts “Galiu gyventi” (I can live)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Didzioji str. 5–303, LT-01128 Vilnius
Country: Lithuania
Region: Europe
Website: http://www.galiugyventi.lt
UN Languages: Russian, English
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Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Advocacy'
Short description:
Active since 2004, the Coalition “I Can Live” is the only such organization in Lithuania that unites non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and specialists interested in effective solutions to dependencies and related issues of vulnerable groups as well as in the creation of a safe and healthy society. Main goals of the Coalition are: to ensure that policy-making, decision-making, and implementing institutions and persons directly related to vulnerable groups comprehended the needs of those groups; to reduce stigmatization of and discrimination against vulnerable persons by shaping public opinion; to promote development and funding of the integration and resocialization system of vulnerable groups and mechanism for implementation thereof; to seek effective implementation of the principles of the reduction of harm to society and people laid down in the national drug control, drug use and HIV/AIDS prevention policy; to develop the capacity of the Coalition members, self-organization of vulnerable groups, and their active involvement in decision making processes.
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