May 18th, 2013 by NicoleTweetLEAHN strongly supports the great work of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (ERHN)! Please support EHRN by taking some time to fill out the survey below. LEAHN and EHRN appreciate your time and support. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————– Dear Friends, We seek your participation in an on-line survey that will help us to jointly develop a regional project. The project is to be implemented in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) from 2014 to 2016 as part of the New Funding Model (NFM) of the Global Fund. In late February ..read more
May 16th, 2013 by NicoleTweet
Modernising Drug Law Enforcement Seminar Series
A project by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), with the participation of the International Security Research Department at Chatham House and the International Institute for Strategic Studies
Drug law enforcement has traditionally focused on reducing the size of the illicit drug market by seeking to eradicate drug production, distribution and retail supply, or at least on the stifling of these activities to an extent that potential ..read more
May 15th, 2013 by NicoleTweet
According to the key recommendations of a report recently published by the Central Asian Drug Action Programme and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, awareness of gender specific responses to drug use should be included in law enforcement education in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Interestingly, the report found that the experience of women-drug users and experience of women exposed to domestic violence are intersecting in many aspects. Both groups are characterized with feeling the same sensations:
• Isolation, shame and ..read more
April 4th, 2013 by NicoleTweet
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recently held the second partners’ meeting on Law Enforcement and HIV/AIDS.
Key partners were invited to develop together draft propositions that need to be included to the new National AIDS Programme in order for the Ministry of Interior to assume a substantial role in the future national HIV response.
The meeting resulted in a comprehensive list of the recommendations related to raising awareness among law ..read more
February 12th, 2013 by melissaTweet
Compulsory detention: reducing harm?
In 2012, United Nations agencies issued a Joint Statement against the use of compulsory detention for drug users; however, a recent article by Zunyou Wu argues that compulsory detention centres have a range of benefits to both individual drug users and the broader community.
Zunyou Wu says that compulsory detention not only reduces drug use but provides education and job skills for people who are ..read more