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Thailand amends drug law to reduce penalties and ensure more proportionate sentencing

On November 24, 2016, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the adoption of new amendments to Thailand’s Narcotics Act.

Nagaland Drug User activists jointly filed a PIL demanding HCV treatment

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.

ANPUD Short Films Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – 16th September 2018

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.

Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia and Vietnam: Joint submissions by HRI, IDPC and ANPUD

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 war on drugs is a war on us: Bullets, Wrong Policies and SILENCE

Our people have not only been killed by bullets, they have been killed by the wrong drug laws and policies, and they continue to be killed by the SILENCE of those who could have influenced to end these atrocities.

Thinking Ahead of the Curve: ANPUD Advocacy Briefing Papers

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.

We are simply not the Priority – ANPUD Statement on the World Hepatitis Day 2018

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.

Open letter re exclusion of naloxone at AIDS 2018

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.

The war on drugs is a war on us – 26th June is the reminder

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.

188 NGOs call on the United Nations to condemn Bangladesh drug war

ANPUD and IDPC led a joint petition that brought together 174 Community and Civil society organizations calling on the UN to take action in response to the killing of 130 people suspected of drug dealing by the Bangladeshi police.

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