ANPUD was established in 2008 and registered in 2010. It is the only regional network in Asia that ensures the voices of people who use drugs are represented in regional forums and supports the development of country networks in the region.
As a community based network, we represent people who use drugs and advocate for issues pertinent to us in Asia. In line with international best practice there is a clear need for community voices and participation at all levels relating to harm reduction, HIV prevention and drug dependence treatment.
Founded in February 2010, the Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs (ESLUN) at the moment is an organization consisting of more than 200 members from 12 countries across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Our main goal - to represent the interests of people who inject drugs (IDUs) by mobilising the community, as well as providing a platform for joint communication and support.
ESLUN is unique because it really is an organisation of the community. Members and management of the network - people who use drugs.
We seek a future that respects our rights and integrity, where drug use is considered a personal choice and not criminalized, and drug policy seeks to improve LUN life and guarantee them freedom and health.
We have teamed up to help each other to make our voice heard to protect our rights and the fight against stigma and criminalization in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.PLG_SYSTEM_N3TCOPYLINK_DEFAULT_SUFFIX
Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
The Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD) is raising the voice of people who use(d) drugs throughout the policy making process at every level of government.
We strive to reduce oppressive societal conditions that people who currently or formerly use drugs face and emphasize the need for their direct involvement in public policy decision making. We focus on the strengths, talents, and merits of our membership as we build a better future for people who use drugs.
INPUD: International Network of People whop Use Drugs
The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) is a global peer-based organisation that seeks to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs. INPUD will expose and challenge stigma, discrimination, and the criminalisation of people who use drugs and its impact on the drug-using community’s health and rights. INPUD will achieve this through processes of empowerment and advocacy at the international level, while supporting empowerment and advocacy at community, national and regional levels.
LANPUD: Latin American Network of People who Use Drugs
We are drug users in Latin America. We are people who have been marginalized and discriminated against, killed, harmed, imprisoned, described as evil, stereotyped as dangerous and unnecessary. Now is the time to raise our voices as citizens, establish our rights and claim the right to be our own spokesmen and women.
MENANPUD: Middle East & North African Network of People who Use Drugs
Our group raises the voice of the Drug users and empowers them to advocate for their rights. We promote harm reduction and spread awareness around related issues. Our aim is to unite the efforts of the drug users in the MENA region and stand against discrimination.