African drug policies remain entrenched in a repressive, law enforcement-focused approach. Intensified drug trafficking in the region has raised concerns about the capacity of governments to tackle drug-related issues, as well as weak institutions, corruption and human rights violations. However, some movements for reform are now taking place in West Africa and several East African states.
This report by the Uganda Harm Reduction Network discusses the impact of the HIV prevention and control act 2014 among people who use drugs and is working to identify and prioritize key interventions to reduce its negative effects in Uganda.
This analysis suggests that the new legislation in Liberia is a step in the wrong direction. Instead of adopting a right-based approach wherein drug use would be seen primarily as a public health issue and where law-enforcement initiatives would focus on high-level traffickers rather than…
This webinar will feature a discussion of INPUD's experiences conducting harm reduction and drug user organising work in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as information on connecting harm reduction efforts and human rights. T