In January 2008, the “First Consultation on the Prevention of HIV Related to Drug Use” in Goa, India, provided a platform for Asian drug user activists to hold a regional consultation and develop the Goa Declaration, building on the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) Vancouver Declaration, effectively giving birth to ANPUD.
We are the regional community-led organization (membership network) for community empowerment, human rights and people-centered evidence- & rights-based drug laws and policies. As people who use drugs have been deprived of their fundamental rights to life, health, education, participation, justice, opportunity, social and private life, and other elements that constitute a quality of life, we support the development of resilient communities and their networks in the countries and have been leading an advocacy movement to influence decisions that directly affect lives of our communities and of their loving ones in the Asian region.
People do not lose their human rights simply because they use or sell drugs.
GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
- Promote a unified platform and common voice for people who use drugs in Asia, through providing representation and coordination at various forums where people who use drugs should be represented.
- Establish or strengthen national networks of people who use drugs in Asia to ensure their representation at all decision making forums and processes which affect their lives.
- Advocate for harmonization of policies that negatively impact on the health and well being of people who use drugs, decriminalization of drug use and reduced stigma and discrimination.
- Advocate for universal access to diverse range of evidence based, locally driven harm reduction approaches in conformity with the ‘WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS Technical Guide for Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment and care’ for people who use drugs in the Asian region with special focus on access to hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment.
- Establish strategic alliances and forge collaborations with various like minded individuals, groups and organizations to promote and support the effective and meaningful participation of people who use drugs in the regional and global response to HIV and drug use.
- Provide expertise, resources and support to country networks in advocating for issues affecting people who use drugs at country levels.
MEET THE TEAM
Program and Communication Manager
Project Coordinator (HR Asia)
Project Coordinator (KPRA project)
Finance and Admin Officer
Assistant Finance and Admin Officer