A new education video series, a training for activists in Bangkok, filming the Canadian drug policy conference and advocacy at the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs – 2018 was an eventful year in the life of the Rights Reporter Foundation and its drug policy website, Drugreporter. Please explore our activities in our new annual […]
Drug policies are often designed and implemented without and/or against those people who are the most affected by them: people who use drugs. The principle of “nothing about us without us” should be applied to drug policy making and service delivery. Local communities of drug users should be meaningfully involved in drug coordination mechanisms, as well as in health and social care services. We cannot change public attitudes to drugs without making the voice of people who use drugs heard. Drugreporter is a partner and ally of the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and its regional chapters. Our Russian and English language video blog, DUnews is run by two drug user activists, Igor and Alex, who film about burning issues affecting drug user communities in the Eastern European and Central Asian region.
Oppression can transform us in its own image and likeness in a thousand devious ways. Even when we fight against it. (The Hungarian original of this article is here!)
Can we still call this a democracy if we criminalise people for being poor?
The members of our global video advocacy network, Karina Muscarina and Brun Balanced produced a great video about how activists campaign for drug policy reform in Mexico – please watch and share!
A story from Anyone’s Child Kenya about a mourning mother and sister. Watch the latest video of Anyone’s Child Campaign and Cara Lavan supported by the Drugreporter.
Meet Erik, who is witnessing the devastating effect that punitive drug policies are having on his beloved brother. This video has been produced by Cara Lavan and the Anyone’s Child campaign with the support of Drugreporter.
Brave young people had enough of harsh drug laws in Belarus and fight back. They found allies in the mothers of drug convicts, who went on hunger strike to demand an end to the war on their sons. Read our interview with a youth activist, Piotr Markiełaŭ!
Meet Zahra, a mother from Kenya, who is speaking up against punitive drug policies. The video was produced with the support of Drugreporter.
Margina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, uses Drugreporter’s short film about their harm reduction service as an advocacy tool. Read about the process, and a review of the film written by a medical student.
A film about people from post-Soviet countries who devoted their lives to activism in the field of harm reduction, but for one reason or another were forced to leave their countries. Watch the film of DU News, member of the Drugreporter video network about BerLUN!