Guidance For International And Regional Actors Responding To Acute Violence Against Key Populations
As the violence directed at members of key populations most affected by HIV — gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men; people who inject drugs; sex workers; and transgender people — intensifies and becomes “acute” in many parts of the globe, this brief offers guidance to international and regional actors who wish to be part of an effective and coordinated response. International and regional actors who may benefit from this guidance include, but are not limited to, key population networks, governmental bodies, donors, embassies, security experts, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), media, research institutions, United Nations (UN) agencies or offices, and human rights organizations operating globally or regionally.
INPUD - alongside numerous other drug user networks and harm reduction organisations - have written to the Responsible Alderman for Health Care (Wethouder) Ms. Kukenheim, emphasising we are deeply concerned by the decision of International AIDS Society (IAS) and the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD, Amsterdam) to exclude naloxone as a component of harm reduction services at AIDS 2018.
This contribution is in response to the request of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for relevant information with regard to the implementation of Our Joint Commitment to Effectively Addressing and Countering The World Drug Problem, the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session On The World Drug Problem Outcome Document. This submission considers the relevant operational recommendations within the Outcome Document and analyses their relationship to the human rights, lives and experiences of people who use drugs. This submission has been prepared by drawing from available data and from prior consultations with people who use drugs globally.
"We, the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), are writing to urgently bring your attention to our concerns with relation to the Philippines drug war series “AMO”, which is set to be aired by Netflix on April 9th 2018. We believe this series actively promotes very real violence and killings of marginalized and vulnerable communities...."
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