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Here are the latest news, announcements and updates for INPUD and our member networks. Check back here often for the latest information.

Aditia Taslim presentation at Release UK side event at CND66

On Tuesday 14 March at the Release UK From Principles to Policy to Practice Implementing a Human Rights Approach with People who Use Drugs side event during CND66, Aditia Taslim, the Advocacy Officer for INPUD, proposed that people who use drugs must be further empowered to advocate for decriminalisation and ensure their human rights are at the core of health, economic and social policies.

Click here for the video

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) — a day to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people, and all those of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. Today, the Not A Criminal campaign partners join together to recognise the diversity, beauty, and power of LGBTQIA+ people around the world. We celebrate the resilience and strength of LGBTQIA+ communities.

Read the full statement here

INPUD in the media

Judy Chang, our Executive Director was invited to publish an opinion piece in the BMJ. The piece is titled Rigid opiate agonist treatment programmes risk denying people their agency. In it she calls for “Greater flexibility is needed to create more person-centred care in drug treatment services, but the prohibitionist ideas that underpin clinical practice need to be tackled too”.

Please click here to read the opinion piece.

The Legal Environment Scan is a drug user-led monitoring toolkit designed for community organisations and their partners to support people who use drugs in assessing their legal and policy environment, developing appropriate recommendations for law and policy reform to remove barriers to access to essential HIV services and relevant health services, and raising awareness of those reforms.

Please click here to read more about the Legal Environment Scan.

Jude Byrne Emerging Female Leader Award – Call for Nominations/ Applications

INHSU and INPUD are excited to announce the opening for nominations/applications for the Jude Byrne Emerging Female Leader Award. Now in its second year, The Jude Byrne Emerging Female Leader Award has been developed by INHSU and INPUD to provide growth and development opportunities for young people who identify as women. The deadline for the nominations/applications is 16 March 2023.

Click here to read more about the award.

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Call for Submissions: INWUD Blog Project
Deadline: 30th November, 2022
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The International Network of Women who Use Drugs (INWUD) is excited to launch a blog project centred around the concept of Narcofeminism – a narrative-reforming movement that brings together women who use drugs in all their diversity to challenge outdated, stigmatising and patriarchal narratives about our bodies, our choices, our rights and our voices. Find out how you can contribute a submission by clicking here.

Check back later for more updates.