So far, a bad year for drug policy?
The 26th June is the International Day against Drug Abuse. It is a day that embodies laws and policies that have criminalised, subjugated, excluded, and violated the human rights of people who use drugs and the communities in which they live. It is a day that stands for an ideology that has done untold harms. And it is a day that perhaps well-reflects a difficult half-year in... Read More
Addressing the Needs of Women Who Use Drugs
The UN General Assembly Special Session on the world’s drug problem comes at an opportune time. Multiple international bodies (including WHO, OHCHR, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNHCR, and UN Women) have already recognized the devastating impact of punitive drug policies on health, human rights, and development and called on member states to revise them. The UNGASS also follows a historic... Read More