ICEERS will be speaking at Human Rights Council sessions on the importance of drug policy and human rights and how efforts can be made to provide protections for Indigenous groups and their cultural practices.
Eurasian Key Populations Health Network opens request for proposals for 2018 Small grants program "Gender and HIV" in order to improve health, inclusion and social wellbeing for Key Populations in Eastern European and Central Asian.
A key member of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's cabinet, Olga Sánchez, is in favour of decriminalising recreational marijuana and is a sign of future drug policy to come in Mexico where the war of drugs has caused enormous destruction.
UNODC has partnered with Indonesia to assist the country in their move from the practice of imprisoning drug users to instead rehabilitating them in an effort to decrease prison populations and address drug use as a public health topic.
Women4GlobalFund releases a statement on June 26th calling on international governments, researchers, and the Global Fund to protect, support, and advocate for women who use drugs and their universal human rights.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to reinstate the disastrous policy of coca fumigation through using drones and glyphosate, an herbicide that has links to cancer and can critically harm people, especially farmers.
The Society of Living Intravenous Drug Users (SOLID) has implemented community programs to assist other drug users in the fight against the opioid crisis through harm reduction programs and advocacy, however in order to continue the work they do, the government must increase its financial support.
Research has shown that cannabis and cannabinoids can decrease inflammation in the brain and neutralise free radicals that are damaging to the brain, overall improving the state of the brain and individual.