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.
The HCLU launched a fund raising campaign on Global Giving. The project aims to educate the public about the negative consequences of the global war on drugs, by producing online advocacy videos that mobilize people and promote human rights.
The training for trainers on Outreach Counselling under the behaviour change communication frameworks was the first one to get together people involved in CAHR project from Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Kenya.
Experience shows that an “alternative livelihoods” approach to improve the quality of life and income of poor farmers can be more effective. The International Guiding Principles on Alternative Development approved in Lima is a lost opportunity to promote equitable economic development.
In 2011, the government of Thailand moved to try and decrease the number of drug-users by 80 percent by adopting a more “softly, softly” approach. According to the treatment division at the Thai government's ONCB, half a million drug-users registered for rehabilitation in the past year.
2012 will be probably regarded as a turning point for drug policy in Latin America: as the year when the “war on drugs” paradigm began to be seriously and publicly called into question. This film features some of the main events of the year.
At least 540 people executed for drugs in Iran in 2011. This is just one data from a new report, The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2012, that identifies 33 countries or territories that still retain the death penalty for drug offenses.
India delegation from National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and India HIV/AIDS Alliance visited Ukraine to learn from harm reduction programme implemented by International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine and its partners.
Médecins du Monde, Treatment Action Group and Sidaction are pleased to announce the launch of a new website, www.hepCoalition.org. This new site aims to support the global advocacy effort to improve access to Hepatitis C (HCV) prevention tools, diagnostics, treatment and care.
Recognising that violence caused by transnational organized crime by the world drug problem is a serious threat to the welfare of citizens or promoting institutional strengthening were some of the agreements of last iberoamerican summit of Cadiz.