This report focusses on challenging the stigma and discrimination experienced by individuals who engage in chemsex, in order that they can equitably enjoy the full range of human rights afforded to all people.
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.
Rajiv wrote this letter by directly addressing it to the Malaysian Prime Minister in the hope that Zaireen could still be saved from becoming victim of such level of disproportionate sentencing due to the unjust and unscientific drug law of Malaysia.
The Guidelines highlight the measures States should undertake or refrain from undertaking in order to comply with their human rights obligations, while taking into account their concurrent obligations under the international drug control conventions.
The UN System Common Position was issued right before #CND2019. It is a joint commitment of UN to DECRIMINALIZE drug use and its possession for personal use.
On the news of our friend and senior activist Mr. Dean’s untimely demise, this is with great sorrow that the whole ANPUD family, including the Executive Board members and the secretariat staff of ANPUD, on behalf of the Asian drug using communities, mourns for such a great loss.
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.