The Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) have started petition to the Indian Government in order to strongly condemn recent raids on the offices and homes of Anand Grover and Indira Jaising of the Lawyers Collective, India.
INPUD and ANPUD wrote an open letter to the Sri Lankan President demanding immediate halt to the executions, focusing instead on health, wellbeing, human rights, and service and healthcare provision people who use drugs, and the communities in which they live.
The ANPUD Short Films Competition 2018 is the 10th Anniversary celebration of ANPUD that aims to advocate for and humanize the issues of people who use and inject drugs in the Asian region through collaborations with innovative filmmakers.
Bikas represented ANPUD and delivered the statement at the OHCHR’s (UN Human Rights) Consultation on Human Rights in the HIV Response “Promoting human rights in HIV response: Regional and subregional strategies and best practices”.
ANPUD has released 11 short films that are developed around issues of people who use drugs, particularly in the countries in South and Southeast Asian regions. The short films were part of “ANPUD Short Films Competition 2018” that was launched in July 2018 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of ANPUD.
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.
CND thematic Intersessional September 2018 in preparation for the ministerial segment of the 62nd session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND) – Intervention from ANPUD on demand reduction and related measures -“The Real Problem in Disguise”. The statement is a mix of lived experiences that are substantiated by scientific study results.
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.
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.