With the Government’s new sexual health and teenage pregnancy strategy due in autumn 2011, the 4th annual symposium provides a timely opportunity for local practitioners and stakeholders to gain a valuable insight into the Government’s vision for reducing teenage pregnancy and STI rates in the UK.
In 2010, the Government launched a new drug strategy to counter the harmful effects of drug and alcohol dependence in society. The twin aims of the strategy were to reduce harmful drug use and increase the numbers recovering from their dependence. The work is structured around three themes – reducing demand, restricting supply and building recovery in communities.
The focus of the symposium will be on capacity building for research, hence young researchers in the social and health sciences and education and experienced researchers with new data to present are particularly invited to participate.
The “drug problem” is often blamed for youth involvement in crime, violence and antisocial activities in the Caribbean. This briefing shows that this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.
The 'Young People's Recommendations for Addiction Prevention Policy Paper' was compiled by the Drug Policy Programme of Espolea through a series of workshops, in order to build on the current drug policy debate and contribute to the engagement of young people in dialogue around prevention, harm…
The brief highlights the intersections between age, gender, and drug use, making the case for why young women who use drugs are particularly vulnerable to HIV and not adequately reached through mainstream health services.
This briefing highlights the effects of drug policy on women as producers, suppliers and consumers of drugs in order to inform and guide policy makers on practices that should be avoided, as well as highlight those policies which effectively incorporate and address women’s needs.