28th September 2023 The Global Fund Strategy 2023-2028 places community leadership at its front and centre. Under Grant Cycle 7 (GC7), the Global Fund introduced changes to promote community leadership and engagement, harm reduction and human rights, and to support the scale-up and sustainability of… Read More »Communities at the Centre: A report back on the Global Fund Grant Cycle 7 (Windows 1 and 2)
On Thursday 27 April, members from INPUD got together to learn more about the process, progress, and lessons learnt on the current Global Fund Grant Cycle 7 and to share knowledge with the countries applying in Window 2,3 and onwards. The speakers were from Indonesia, Nigeria, Ukraine… Read More »Global Fund Technical Support hub- Grant Cycle 7 lessons learnt.
Too often women are silenced and ignored. INWUD’s blog aims to create space for women to express themselves, to be heard and acknowledged. It is a platform to share life stories, views, experiences and to inspire each other to reclaim what is rightfully ours: our… Read More »Women talk about their use of drugs.
Born in 1999 in Dagoretti, Nairobi Kenya, I was abandoned and left under the care of MY grandmother who unlike majority of grandparents who love care and treasure their grandchildren, MY case was different since I was mistreated and malnourished by my maternal grandmother. My… Read More »My case story: Rita Nyambura
This will tell you where I was and where I am now. I started using crystal methamphetamine, also known as known “TIK,” when I was 27 years old. I had recently lost my mother, who meant the world to me and was my everything. My… Read More »My name is Natalie Jacobs, and this is my experience as a substance user.
I am sharing my story in the hopes that it can shed some light on the complicated relationship between sexual trauma and drug use, and how women who use drugs support each other in navigating this. I was in a sexually abusive relationship from the… Read More »INWUD Narcofeminist Blog Post – Anonymous
Diminished sense of self, dependency, deteriorating health, and delipidated contact with reality – the overwhelming feeling that came rushing subsequent to when I questioned my life choices. That unwinnable rationalization in my head between internalized stigma and empathy for self. In February 2020, I got… Read More »Accepting vulnerabilities – breaking free of emulated standards that demarcate us.
I recently watched a lecture from Kristen J Sollee’s on her book Witches, Sluts and Feminists. I first thought she was preaching to me, the converted. Already a feminist academic who appreciates scholarly research into the demonisation of women and our sexuality. What was this… Read More »Junkies, sluts and feminists: where are we in the witch legacy?
“I don’t want a woman who takes drugs.” Over the past 10 years of being a drug user, I have come to anticipate and expect this statement. Either from a man I’m dating, or from one who feels the need to tell me anyway. What’s… Read More »Owning My Pleasure – Jessica Spratt