Community, Rights and Gender – Putting people at the center: Statement from ANPUD

Statement from ANPUD delivered by Rajiv Kafle, Project Coordinator for Harm Reduction in Asia project, Dec 18 -19, New Delhi, INDIA.

ANPUD Consultants Roster 2018: Call for Applications

The purpose of this call for consultants is to develop a roster of consultants (experts) for the year 2018. It will primarily benefit ANPUD by reducing the time and level of effort that is required while hiring a consultant. With the launch of ANPUD’s new strategic plan 2018-2022, it is essentially important for ANPUD to become efficient and deliver its action plans on time.

Global Coalition Calls for International Criminal Court Intervention in the Philippines

As Philippine Government sponsored mass killings top 13,000, a global coalition of NGOs and advocates say International Criminal Court (ICC) intervention is urgent following the Philippine governments denials and threats to withdraw from the ICC.

My Life, My Right: Statement on World AIDS Day 2017 from ANPUD

What does good health mean in a context where people who use drugs desperately struggle just to survive another day? The right to Health has been established as a Right since 1948. Governments and policy makers are well aware of the universal declarations yet they consciously decide to condemn people who use drugs to an early death. What part of the words ‘Universal’ and ‘Human Rights’ do they not understand? Many might disagree thinking ‘something is better than nothing’ but we want all of it because it is our right. This is not the future we were promised by our leaders.

Apple Removes Games promoting Duterte’s War on Drugs

ANPUD led a global petition demanding Apple Incorporation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Tim Cook to urgently perform a formal review and remove all the apps made available by Apple immediately and issue an apology for hosting insensitive content. The petition was a successful advocacy effort in that the letter was able to generate huge media attention and some of the games were removed from the App Store. The case study is intended to document the story of victory and disseminate the detailed set of actions performed in the process.

The Global Fund Transition: The Smart Sex Worker’s and Drug User’s Guide

This Smart Guide is a quick reference for sex workers and people who use drugs to help understand the transition from Global Fund financing. It explains what the process is, how it works and why it is happening.

Regional TOT on Organisational Development and Advocacy

This report outlines the key proceedings of the Training of Trainers (ToT) organised by ANPUD on organisational Development and Advocacy. The training was held from 22 to 25 August 2017 at Hotel Column, Bangkok, Thailand and was attended by twenty-seven participants from Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Why so much discrimination against People who Use Drugs?

One of the unintended consequences of international drug control is the way we perceive and deal with the users of drugs that have been made illegal. A system appears to have been created in which those who fall into the web of dependence find themselves excluded and marginalized from the social mainstream, tainted with a moral stigma, and often unable to find treatment, even when they may be motivated to want it.

Opioid substitution therapy in Nepal

This case study explores learnings generated during the establishment of Nepal’s national opioid substitution therapy (OST) programme, a process which has been led by the government of Nepal and Nepalese civil society organisations with support from German Development Cooperation and other international development partners.

An Open Letter to Apple CEO Mr. Tim Cook: Immediately remove apps that are promoting war on drugs in the Philippines.

In the letter, 131 organizations including human rights and drug policy reform groups have demanded Apple to immediately remove apps (games) that are promoting murder, extrajudicial killings, violence, and the war on drugs in the Philippines.