Local newspaper showcases for the first-time testimonies of people who inject drugs detailing how they share the same equipment among themselves and do not clean the injecting material. The articles, intended to make people realize that the risky injection practices could lead directly to an explosion of HIV.2002
This media coverage gives the momentum for the creation of the first civil society platform in 2002-2003, which brings together activists fighting for human rights, and against drug abuse and HIV. The informal platform aims at sharing ideas to define a common strategy to tackle HIV and drug use and advocate for it with all stakeholders.2003
CUT participated in the International zero-discrimination campaign, working with local artists to produce a song titled “nou tou inik”. In view of expanding its collaboration with different local partners, CUT participated in the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia with CAEC and YQA, producing the “viv lamour dan so grander” artistic clip to break the taboo on LGBTQIA+ issues in Mauritius. CUT also organised its 9th annual support Don’t punish campaign in collaboration with AILES, putting a symbolic prison in Mangalkhan to show that Mauritius needs a review of drug policies.2021
Founded in 2007, Collectif Urgence Toxida is the first organization in the African region to implement a harm reduction program.
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