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We continue to push for humane alternatives

People who use drugs continue to face stigma and discrimination in Indonesia. The assignment of a new head of the National Narcotics Agency, Budi Waseso, has brought a host of new challenges. For example, he has plans to build a prison for people on drug-related charges on an isolated island ......

A punitive war on drugs is ineffective

Edo: ‘Human rights violations against people who use drugs have increased in Indonesia.’ In a period of one month, eight of my colleagues were caught by the police at a hotspot where drugs are used. In exchange of hefty bribes the police let them go. I also heard of a ......

We won the Red Ribbon Award 2014

It was a huge surprise! My organisation PKNI won the Red Ribbon Award 2014, the world’s leading award for innovative and outstanding community work in the response to the AIDS epidemic. We did not have any expectations, as we knew the competition was fierce. Almost 1,000 organisations from around the ......

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