The campaign 'Breaking the taboo' highlights that the war on drugs has failed and that it is time to reform drug policies. It calls for governments to break the taboo on drug policy debates and reform.
In the last year alone, many Latin American governments issued new laws or reformed existing ones that criminalise HIV transmission. A statement issued by Alliance Linking Organisations and partners in Latin America and the Caribbean outlines how such laws hinder HIV responses.
The resolution incorporates the proposal of President Felipe Calderon on the necessity of holding a General Assembly Special Session to review current policies and strategies to confront the global drug problem. The session will take place at the beginning of 2016.
Latin American drug policies have made no dent in the drug trade; instead they have taken toll on human lives. A study, made by WOLA and TNI, found trends concerning who is in jail for drug offenses and the relationship between drug laws and prison overcrowding.
The HIV/AIDS Asia Regional Program (HAARP) offers a consultancy advisor job offer with the objetive of designing, developing and/or strengthening the monitoring and evaluation systems and structures of HAARP Country programs over 2013-2015.