This February 2013 newsletter focuses on drug policy developments and harm reduction services in Montenegro, OST treatment in Albania or the development of local responses to the emerging HIV threat among users of legal high in Romania.
24 years old Margarita Charykova was arrested in December 2012 in Moscow. She is facing up to ten years imprisonment for possession of the pain-killer, which was mixed with a home-made psychotropic stimulant.
EHRN is organising a parallel event at the Commission on the Status of Women to present recommendations to the Commission on violence against women who use drugs and/or are engaged in sex work in Eurasia.
The event, organized by OSF the CEU School of Public Policy, analyzed how the current policies undermine poor lifestyle and have resulted in serious human rights abuses. In the event they made some recommendations to improve this conditions.
Youth RISE is a global, youth-led network advocating for harm reduction and drug policy reform, and represents the rights and needs of young people who use drugs. They are currently recruiting our International Working Group (IWG) for 2013.
Rumah Cemara, with the support of Youth Rise, has successfully involved 50 young people who use drugs in a community- based programme that provides peer services for people affected by drug use and HIV in Bandung, Indonesia.
The Mexican government enacted a controversial law aimed at giving recognition and recourse to tens of thousands of victims of the drug-related violence that has raged across the nation for the last six years.