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.
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.
#StopDuterteNow is a global campaign that aims to put an end to Duterte’s reign of terror in the Philippines. The campaign follows a series of short video messages that will directly address to Duterte, explaining him how we feel about his war on drugs.
The aim of this consultation is to build on the results of the previous Regional Consultations and provide input, advice, data, and examples of country practices in the formulation of evidence-based recommendations to support the transition from CCDU to a more comprehensive system underpinned by voluntary community-based treatment options and a range of complimentary health and social services that are aligned with international guidelines and principles regarding drug dependence treatment, drug use and human rights.
The acceptance, development and expansion of harm reduction programs in countries that have traditionally employed deterrence and punishment as the primary response to the use of drugs is a remarkable achievement and a triumph for public health. What is striking is that in a few countries harm reduction has been driven by law enforcement agencies responsible for the administration of drug control.
This article describes the development of harm reduction in South, South East and East Asia. In this article, Asia refers to twenty six countries stretching from Afghanistan in the west to China in the east. Except for a handful of small scale NGO run programs in a few countries in the 1990’s, harm reduction emerged late in the Asian region as a response to the threat of widespread HIV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID) and from them to their sexual partners and the general community.