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The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has expressed concern over the Supreme Court order that gay sex is illegal, saying the ruling will prevent vulnerable communities from accessing health facilities for fear of discrimination and stigma. We are
Cambodian authorities unlawfully detain hundreds of drug users and others deemed “undesirable” in centers where they face torture, sexual violence, and forced labor, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights
States Quietly Say No to Drug War A group of drug users in a Dhaka suburb. An internal United Nations draft document leaked last weekend has offered outsiders a rare look at longstanding disagreements between member states over the course of U.N.
Director, The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at The State University of New York Brothers, Kamiar and Arash Alaei were imprisoned in Iran in 2008 for their work with HIV. Under a new government, Iran's health minister, Hassan Hashemi,
HIV infections among drug users for January to October 2013 dropped to 230 from 506 for the same period last year...New infections among drug users in Greece spiked 1,500 percent between 2011 and 2012, despite a general decline elsewhere in Europe.
HIV prevalence in India among the general population stands at 0.40 percent, HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs is as high as 7.17 percent. Act, which criminalises the drug user along with peddlers. "People who inject drugs face widespread
Drug users will avoid a needle exchange programme if they spot a police car cruising nearby, and sex workers will readily toss their condoms in the trash if they risk getting arrested for soliciting. Around the world, the most marginalized groups in
If headlines in the past few weeks are to be believed, a "Flesh-eating 'zombie' drug" that could devour users "from the inside out" is finding its way onto American streets. Then c ame reports suggesting that " krokodil ," a cheap and highly
Headlines News Formerly notorious for being a drug-dealing hub, Warakas in North Jakarta has won the Kampung Bebas Narkoba (drug-free kampung) competition held by the National Narcotics Agency (BNN). The committee announced on Saturday that the
A lack of government commitment, religious conservatism and an absence of hard data are hampering initiatives to treat and rehabilitate intravenous drug users in the Middle East and North Africa, experts say. A lack of government commitment,