This joint briefing paper by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and INPUD highlights the specific needs and rights of sex workers who use drugs, as a community that spans two key populations. This document provides an overview of some of the most endemic and substantive ways in which sex workers who use drugs face double criminalisation and associated police harassment, intersectional stigma,... Read More
This is the International Network of People who Use Drugs’ (INPUD) Consensus Statement on Drug Use Under Prohibition. It focusses on human rights, health, and the law in relation to people who use drugs. The document is informed by the perspective of those who are so catastrophically impacted by global prohibition and by the so-called ‘war on drugs’: people who use drugs... Read More
The problem is not people who use drugs; the problem is the war on drugs
There are around 183,000 drug-related deaths a year. Yet instead of the war on drugs being apportioned blame for the wanton damage it wreaks on so many lives, drugs and the people who use them continue to be scapegoated as the ‘problem’.
Less than a month ago, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s International Day... Read More