Today, the 10th of December is observed as Human Rights Day and the year 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. On this occasion, ANPUD expresses its grave concern about the fact that the human rights situation for people who use drugs has been deteriorating every day.
On November 24, 2016, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the adoption of new amendments to Thailand’s Narcotics Act.
Four Patient groups of Nagaland filed a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) at the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench on the 18th September 2018 on grounds demanding roll out of “prevention and treatment programs for Hepatitis C (HCV) in Nagaland” against the Nagaland Government and the Union of India.
The deadline of the Concept Note + CV submission has been extended until 16th September 2018. Last month, ANPUD launched a regional level short films competition to celebrate 10 years of it’s journey.
The third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations (UN) Member States began in 2017 and will go on until 2021. In this cycle, the 32nd session of the UPR Working Group in January-February 2019 will hold the review of both Vietnam and Cambodia. As part of the NGO reporting, the following joint submissions were made for both countries on 12 July 2018.
The 10 Advocacy Briefing Papers are the publications of the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD). The papers were launched during the International AIDS Conference 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. These papers cover a wide range of issues/topics pertaining to people who use drugs in the Asian region – that are emerging or in some cases not yet part of any discourse. Therefore, we have named the bundle of publications as – “Thinking Ahead of the Curve”. Through it, we are inviting our members and stakeholders to support and focus advocacy efforts towards the issues identified in the advocacy briefing papers.
The Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) is a regional community network committed towards advocating for equal rights and opportunities for people who use drugs. This statement is issued to observe the World Hepatitis Day 2018 and to bring our issues and needs into attention of broader stakeholders.
ANPUD launches a regional level short films competition to celebrate 10 years of its journey. The year 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of ANPUD. The film competition is first of its kind in the history of ANPUD.
INPUD – alongside numerous other drug user networks and harm reduction organisations – have written to the Responsible Alderman for Health Care (Wethouder) Ms. Kukenheim, emphasising we are deeply concerned by the decision of International AIDS Society (IAS) and the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD, Amsterdam) to exclude naloxone as a component of harm reduction services at AIDS 2018.
Every year 26th June is a reminder of the fact that people who use drugs are universally criminalized, that our lives are regarded as less valuable, that our basic human rights are simply denied, that moral grounds still overrule scientific evidences and that the extrajudicial killings and perpetual suffering inflicted upon lives of people who use drugs have started to become a new normal. The war on drugs is an outright attack to the human rights. The war on drugs is a war on us.