Tag: international

10
Jan

An Update on the International Activities Fund

This summer, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Students for Sensible Drug Policy launched the International Activities Fund (IAF) to give our members outside the United States additional support to end the War on Drugs in their countries. We are happy to report that we have funded seven deserving project proposals in six different countries on three continents. Read

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2
Jan

SSDP Nigeria Hosts Symposium for World Human Rights Day

By Moronfolu Adeniyi ’14, SSDP’s West Africa Global Fellow The World Human Rights Day Symposium was organized by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Nigeria, African Students for Liberty and Law Students’ Society, Crescent University Abeokuta. The main topic discussed was the intersection between drug policy and public health from the larger lens of human rights. In attendance were stakeholders from

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28
Dec

Let’s Talk About International Cannabis Policy

By Orsi Feher ’16, SSDP’s Europe Global Fellow In November 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a scientific assessment on the uses and potential harms of the plant Cannabis sativa L. and its derivatives through their Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD). Their final recommendation was expected to be presented to the United Nations’ Committee on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

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27
Dec

SSDP’s Top 10 Highlights of 2018

Students for Sensible Drug Policy did some amazing things in 2018. Our thoughtful, bright, and impressive young activists made huge strides towards SSDP’s vision of a post-prohibition future where safety, justice, and education are prioritized in drug policy. There’s no better time than right now to help us celebrate 20 years and the start of 2019 by making a year-end

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4
Dec

November International Bulletin

Welcome to the SSDP International Organizing Committee’s November Bulletin! Here you will find updates on some of the major SSDP activities happening around the world, as well as news and updates from the United Nations. This month’s bulletin will cover SSDP activities from the month of November. SSDP’s International Organizing Committee (IOC) is dedicated to supporting youth-led drug policy activism

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19
Nov

Announcing the 2019 DARE Scholarship Fund

Founded in 2011, the Diversity Awareness Reflection and Education (DARE) committee works to elevate the voices of those from marginalized and/or directly impacted communities and strives to center these perspectives in our work to end the War on Drugs. Every year, SSDP DARE awards scholarships to people from marginalized and/or directly impacted communities to attend the annual SSDP conference. Our

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8
Nov

SSDP Mexico Students Tackle Drug Policy in Bolivia

Over the last month, Abril Galván Ferrera and Jorge Antonio Aragón of EPSD(SSDP) Mexico have been working at the Kuymi Center in La Paz, Bolivia. A project conceived by the EPSD Bolivia chapter, Acción Semilla, and AIESEC, the Kuymi Center utilizes art and evidence-based education to educate Bolivian citizens and students about the harms of the War on Drugs and

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5
Nov

IOC October Monthly Bulletin

Shoutout to Dublin City University SSDP for the awesome pumpkin! Welcome to the SSDP International Organizing Committee’s October Bulletin! Here you will find updates on some of the major SSDP activities happening around the world, as well as news and updates from the United Nations. This month’s bulletin will cover SSDP activities from the month of October. SSDP’s International Organizing

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10
Oct

The Paradigma Global Youth Coalition Asks for the 2019 High Level Ministerial Segment

‘Paradigma’ is a global coalition of youth-led organizations working toward establishing evidence-based drug policies which reduce the harms of drug use and are grounded in human rights principles. The organizations that make up the Paradigma coalition represent thousands of young people in every region of the world. We acknowledge the many impacts of drug use, drug markets, and drug control

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4
Oct

IOC September Monthly Bulletin

Welcome to the SSDP International Organizing Committee’s September Bulletin! Here you will find updates on some of the major SSDP activities happening around the world, as well as news and updates from the United Nations. This month’s bulletin will cover SSDP activities from the month of September. SSDP’s International Organizing Committee (IOC) is dedicated to supporting youth-led drug policy activism

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10
Aug

July SSDP International Bulletin

Welcome to the SSDP International Organizing Committee’s first Monthly Bulletin! Here you will find updates on SSDP activities happening around the world, drug policy news from the United Nations and other countries, as well as calls to action. This month’s bulletin will cover news and activities from June 26th (the annual Support Don’t Punish Day of Action) through the end

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1
Aug

How to Submit a Project Proposal to the International Activities Fund

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are proud to announce that the International Activities Fund is now fully funded and we are ready to receive project proposals. The International Activities Fund (IAF) is available for any SSDP chapter outside of the United States to utilize, provided they are in good standing with the international organization. Individual active members

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31
Jul

Help our International Chapters by Giving to the International Activities Fund

Over the past month, we’ve been highlighting some of the amazing work Students for Sensible Drug Policy members are doing all over the world as part of our efforts to raise money for the International Activities Fund. This fund will help SSDP’s international chapters and activists who often struggle to gain access to the same resources our members in the

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23
Jul

Drug Education in Hungary is Missing the Point

Written by Orsi Fehér of SSDP Österreich(Austria). Drugreporter, of the Rights Reporter Foundation, recently surveyed young people in Hungary to find out how they feel about the quasi-mandatory “Drug Prevention” programmes in Hungarian schools. The results are sobering, yet not surprising. Hungary has had an interesting relationship to the War on Drugs. Before the end of the Soviet regime, drug

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18
Jul

Finding My People Through SSDP

Earlier this month we announced the launch of the International Activities Fund, which will assist SSDP activists around the world who don’t have access to the same resources often used by young people in the United States. Our goal is to raise $10,000 during the month of July to kickstart the fund. Today, we want to share a story written

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11
Jul

Takeaways from the Second Intersessional Meeting of the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Today, Panagiotis Sevris and Jessica Steinberg of SSDP Osterreich would like to share some of their key takeaways from the 2nd intersessional CND meeting that took place on June 25th. As the largest international network of young people working to end the War on Drugs, SSDP is responsible for amplifying the youth voice on drug policy issues at the United

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9
Jul

In México, SSDP Activists Fight Violence and Stigma Caused by the War on Drugs

Earlier this week we announced the launch of the International Activities Fund, which will assist SSDP activists around the world who don’t have access to the same resources often used by young people in the United States. Our goal is to raise $10,000 during the month of July to kickstart the fund. Today, we want to share a story from Marisa

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6
Jul

How SSDP inspired me to make a difference in Ghana

Earlier this week we announced the launch of the International Activities Fund, which will assist SSDP activists around the world who don’t have access to the same resources often used by young people in the United States. Our goal is to raise $10,000 during the month of July to kickstart the fund. Today, we want to share a story from

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2
Jul

Support SSDP’s global chapters by giving to the International Activities Fund

In June 2014, I joined the Students for Sensible Drug Policy staff after earning my B.A. in International Studies from Dickinson College, where I founded and led an SSDP chapter. Because of my knowledge and interest in global drug policy, I was immediately put in charge of managing our international chapter network, which at the time consisted of only a

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27
Jun

SSDP Participates in 2018 Support Don’t Punish Day of Action

Yesterday, SSDP members in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Austria, Mexico, Ireland, Liberia, Pakistan, and the United States participated in the annual Support Don’t Punish Global Day of Action. Occurring on the same day as the United Nation’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Support Don’t Punish seeks to reclaim the message of the day from prohibitionists by raising awareness

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5
Jun

Introducing the SSDP Delhi Chapter

I’m thrilled to announce that we have a new SSDP chapter in Delhi, India! Chapter leader Jatin Sawhney has been working on bringing SSDP to his community ever since he returned from studying at Depaul University in Chicago, where he was a member of their SSDP chapter. I asked Jatin a few questions about his experience so far, and what

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4
Jun

Apply to Volunteer with EPSD Bolivia / Aplicar para ser Voluntario con EPSD Bolivia

Una traducción al español está abajo. Have you ever thought it would be cool to travel to another country and see drug policy reform from a different cultural perspective? Now might be your chance! In collaboration with Acción Semilla and AIESEC, the SSDP chapter in Bolivia (EPSD Bolivia) is launching a new educational cultural space that will specialize in drug

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22
May

How to Participate in the 2018 Support Don’t Punish Global Day of Action

What is Support Don’t Punish? Support. Don’t Punish. is a global advocacy campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the War on Drugs. The campaign aims to promote drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies that impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and

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17
May

Drugs Reforms in Perspective of Public Health to Counter the Menace of Law Enforcement in Pakistan

Written by Wiqas Ahmad ’17, founder of SSDP Pakistan. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that Pakistan has 6.7 million drug users. More than four million of them are people with a substance use disorder, amongst the highest number for any country in the world.  Misuse of cannabis and heroin is so rife that experts say

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14
May

Cannabis Sativa Economics and Sustainability

The following remarks were given by Elena Yaneva of SSDP Osterreich during the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) civil society hearing on “the use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes”. The hearing took place on May 7th, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. I can’t hide the excitement triggered by the opportunity to discuss one of the topics I am most

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