In Delhi, under the skin of the city, there is a hidden population of women who inject drugs. A movie directed by a member of our video advocacy network, Mehrdad Qafarian.
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.
This film – produced by the Rights Reporter Foundation, supported by AFEW International – features activists and civil society organisations who are being increasingly targeted by repressive governments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The Rights Reporter Foundation, with the support of the International Drug Policy Consortium and the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund (RCNF), organised Video Advocacy Training in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn about the training through the participants’ own words.
Drugreporter and Harm Reduction International co-organises the International Harm Reduction Film Festival next week in Porto, sponsored by Elton John AIDS Fund. There is an incredibly strong selection of movies – browse the programme and watch some trailers below!
The Rights Reporter Foundation (RRF) announces a Call for Applications to its 4 day long Video Advocacy Training for drug policy and harm reduction activists in Asia, to be held in Bangkok on 20-23 May 2019. Application deadline is 17 April, 2019.
Activists from Legalize Belarus civic education and advocacy campaign published an advocacy documentary, “Narcotisation And Authoritarianism”, about the war on drugs in Belarus.
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 […]
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!