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South African Network of People who Use Drugs (SANPUD)

Side Event: Navigating tensions and contradictions: addressing human rights challenges related to the lack of, and the unequal access to, treatment and harm reduction.

  Organized by the International Network of People who Use Drugs with the support of Czechia, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Switzerland, Uruguay, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Health Organization, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Network of …

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Side Event. Cannabis law reform: Leading the way towards more effective drug control and the attainment of the sustainable development goals

Organized by the Fields of Green for ALL (non-profit company) with the support of the Veterans Action Council, Virginians Against Drug Violence, Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, FAAAT.net, the Umzimvubu Farmer’s Support Network, the South African Drug Policy Initiative, the South African Network of People who Use Drugs, the Cannabis Community Council and Doctors for …

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Side Event: ‘Were you really raped or did you just not get paid?’ – Addressing stigma and violence against women who use drugs

Zhuldyz Akisheva, UNODC Regional Office South Africa: Welcome. Ms. Molekane, South Africa: We have a regulatory and institutional responsibility to respond to the needs of women, drug users and other stakeholders. The main issue is NPS that hampers our treatment and recovery responses due to its constantly changing nature. WDR continues to pose serious threats. …

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