2 August, 2022
Conducting advocacy in online environments is more important than ever. While this shift has brought certain advantages, it can also bring problems and limitations, especially for drug user organisations operating within spaces which are hostile to our community.
With this in mind, INPUD has developed this tip sheet on conducting digital high-level advocacy as people who use drugs. This can include meetings at the global level, such as the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) or High-Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS, as well as meetings at the national level such as drug control meetings or technical working groups on HIV and harm reduction. These tips were developed in consultation with drug user advocates within the INPUD global network. The strategies and advice captured here are intended to amplify the impact and effectiveness of digital advocacy efforts. This tip sheet can be read alongside our Media and Social Media Advocacy Tip Sheet.