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March 2021

INPUD Monthly Digest - February 2021
INPUD’s Monthly Digests are intended to keep our member and supporters informed about INPUD’s activities month to month, as well as updates from national/regional networks and relevant news in drug policy. This edition covers February 2021.

February 2021

Black History Month 2021: Acknowledging History and Working Towards Racial Justice
February marks Black History Month in the United States, an annual observance where we take time to remember the important people, events and achievements of Black communities and their critical role in shaping the world as we know it today. Read INPUD's statement celebrating the enormous contributions of Black peers and communities while also calling on all of our members and supporters to take time and critically evaluate this work in the context of racial justice. 

Taking the Lead: Addressing the Critical Role of Communities in Research
Much of the research which informs policy and decision making systemically excludes communities and key populations such as people who use drugs, people who live on the streets, transgender people, sex workers and men who have sex with men. Given this, it is more crucial than ever for community-led organisations to engage in research and learn to apply it to our work. This webinar, originally conducted February 18th, discusses the importance of communities engaging in research by presenting the success of a recent community-led, multi-country values and preferences study on Hepatitis C Self-Testing. You can now view the full webinar for free on YouTube. 

Peer Driven or Driven Peers? A rapid review of peer involvement of people who use drugs in HIV and harm reduction services in low‑ and middle‑income countries
This rapid review written for the Harm Reduction Journal, conceived and written by INPUD’s Executive Director Judy Chang, Andy Guise and Shaun Shelly along with community and civil society leaders examines available literature with the goal of critically assessing the evidence in support of increasing peer involvement in low and middle income settings. 

Joint Response to the UNAIDS Strategy Tream on the Global AIDS Strategy 2021 - 2026
The following letter, drafted by INPUD with support from the European Network of People who Use Drugs, Harm Reduction International, and YouthRise, was submitted to the UNAIDS strategy team in response to a draft of the Annotated Outline of the Global AIDS Strategy. The letter has been endorsed by over 30 community-led networks, drug policy and harm reduction organisations.

Crib Sheet on Participating in the 6th Global Fund Partnership Forums
This Crib Sheet provides practical guidance on participating in the 6th Partnership Forums of the Global Fund and highlights key discussion points, which can be used to advocate for community priorities during the Forums.

INPUD Monthly Digest - January 2021
INPUD’s Monthly Digests are intended to keep our member and supporters informed about INPUD’s activities month to month, as well as updates from national/regional networks and relevant news in drug policy. This edition covers January 2021.