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  1. “ကြၽန္မတို႔ကို လူသားထဲက လူသားအျဖစ္ ေနထိုင္အသက္ရွင္ခြင့္ေပးပါ။” - အမ်ိဳးသမီး မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါးသုံးစြဲသူတစ္ဦး၏ ရင္တြင္းစကားသံ

    08 December 2020
    Article

    ယခု ဆောင်းပါးမှာ နိုဝင်ဘာလ (၂၅) ရက်နေ့မှ ဒီဇင်ဘာလ (၁၀) ရက်နေ့အထိ ကျရောက်သော “အမျိုးသမီးများ အကြမ်းဖက်မှုရပ်တန့်ရေး ကမ္ဘာလုံးဆိုင်ရာလှုပ်ရှားမှု” ကို ဂုဏ်ပြုသောအားဖြင့် ရေးသားခြင်းဖြစ်သည်။ ယခုနှစ်တွင် ဤလှုပ်ရှားမှုကို မူးယစ်ဆေးဝါး မူဝါဒပြောင်းလဲခြင်း ထောက်ခံဆွေးနွေးရေးအဖွဲ့  (မြန်မာ) (Drug Policy Advocacy Group – DPAG) က  လိင်လုပ်ငန်းဖြင့် အသက်မွေးဝမ်းကျောင်း ပြုနေသော အမျိုးသမီးများ၊ HIVနှင့် အသက်ရှင်နေထိုင်သူ အမျိုးသမီးများ၊ မိန်းမကဲ့သို့ ဝတ်စားဆင်ယင် ပြုမူနေထိုင်သူများ(Transgender)၊ အမျိုးသမီး မူးယစ်ဆေးဝါး သုံးစွဲသူများဖြင့် ပေါင်းစည်း၍ ပါဝင်ခဲ့သည်။ ကျွန်ပ်တို့၏ အဓိကရည်ရွယ်ချက်မှာ လူ့အသိုင်းအဝိုင်းအတွင်း ခွဲခြားပြစ်တင်၊ ဖိနှိပ်ချုပ်ခြယ်ခြင်း ခံစားနေရသည့် အမျိုးသမီးများအပေါ်  အကြမ်းဖက်မှု လျော့နည်းပပျောက် စေရန်ဖြစ်သည်။ ထိုဆယ်ရက်တာ လှုပ်ရှားမှုကို DPAG မှဦးဆောင်၍ မိတ်ဖက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းများဖြစ်သော တော်ဝင်ခရေကွန်ရက် (SWIM)၊ HIVနှင့် အသက်ရှင်နေထိုင်သူ အမျိုးသမီးများကွန်ရက် (MPWN)၊ မြန်မာလူငယ်ကြယ်ပွင့်များကွန်ရက် (MYS)၊ Transnational Institute (TNI) တို့က တက်ကြွစွာ ပူးပေါင်းပါဝင်ကြသည်။ လှုပ်ရှားမှုအသေးစိတ် ပုံရိပ်များကို သိလိုပါက DPAG မျက်နှာစာအုပ်ဖြစ်သော https://www.facebook.com/Drug-Policy-Advocacy-Group-Myanmar-995656970513733 တွင် ကြည့်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည်။

  2. ‘Treat us like human beings’ - Life story of a woman who uses drugs in Myanmar

    07 December 2020
    Article
    This commentary is part of the ten-day global campaign to end violence against women, in which the Drug Policy Advocacy Group – Myanmar (DPAG) also participates together with partners in Myanmar, including female sex workers, women living with HIV, and transgender people. DPAG’s campaign focuses on ending violence against women, including women who use drugs and other women facing intersecting inequalities. The campaign is coordinated by DPAG, and supported by the Sex Worker Network in Myanmar (SWIM), Myanmar Positive Women Network, Myanmar Youth Stars, and the Transnational Institute (TNI). For more information see DPAG’s Facebook page.
  3. 4 common myths about the smokable cocaine market

    17 April 2020
    Article

    From 2014 to 2018, our research partners in Latin American and Caribbean cities gathered information from people who use or sell smokable cocaine, in order to identify key patterns in the regional markets of smokable cocaine. The information and testimonials we gathered reveal a lack of policy responses beyond punitive measures. Meanwhile, myths and misunderstandings about smokable cocaine and its users prevail. Read on below as we attempt to debunk the four most common myths.

  4. Smokable cocaine markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

    • Ernesto Cortés Amador, Pien Metaal
    02 March 2020
    Report

    Smokable cocaines are commonly referred to as “the most harmful drug”, and considered not just a threat to public health, but also to public security in the urban centres of many large cities. As a result, its users are frequently subject to hostility and stigmatization.

  5. Events at the 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    02 March 2020

    The 63rd Sesssion of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs takes place from 2nd to 6th March 2020. TNI and its partners will participate at this annual series of meetings and co-hosts five side events on 5th and 6th March 2020.

  6. Launch of Study on Smokable Cocaine in Latin America and the Caribbean

    05 March 2020

    Societies in the Americas have coexisted with smokable cocaines for over four decades, but - surprisingly - there is a dearth of research on the development of the market, or much first-hand evidence of how this substance is actually commercialized and used by millions of people in the region. After a few years of field research, our study on the topic will be launched at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

  7. The 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    02 May 2019
    Report

    From 15 to 18 November 2018, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) jointly organised the 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD). It was organised in collaboration with the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) of Myanmar and held at Inle Lake, Southern Shan State, Myanmar.

  8. Cannabis Regulation in Europe

    30 March 2019
    Snapshot

    Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, local and regional authorities, non-governmental pressure groups and grassroots movements are advocating a regulation of the recreational cannabis market.

  9. Cannabis in the City: Developments in local cannabis regulation in Europe

    • Tom Blickman, Katie Sandwell, Dania Putri, Xabier Arana, Tom Decorte, Vibeke Asmussen Frank, Dirk J. Korf, Ingo Ilja Michels, Maj Nygaard-Christensen, Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel, Heino Stöver, Bernd Werse, Frank Zobel
    20 March 2019
    Report

    In order to better understand the situation around, and possibilities for, local and regional cannabis regulation, a series of six country reports were developed. The country reports provide detailed information about the state of cannabis policy, and the possibilities for change, within each country. This Report summarises some of the key findings from the research and explores opportunities, obstacles, and strategies for cannabis regulation at the municipal and regional level.

  10. Methamphetamine use in Myanmar, Thailand, and Southern China: assessing practices, reducing harms

    • Renaud Cachia, Thura Myint Lwin
    18 February 2019
    Policy briefing

    Over the past decade, methamphetamine use has grown more popular in Myanmar, Thailand and Southern China. Based on in-depth interviews conducted with individuals who use methamphetamine, this briefing sheds light on the importance of promoting an environment that reinforces, rather than undermines, the ability of people who use methamphetamine to regulate their drug use, preserve their health and adopt safer practices.

  11. Online course “Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health”

    10 July 2018
    Article

    What are drugs and why are they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How public health policies can address drug use? Learn the answers to these questions and more in the free online course 'Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health'.

  12. Human rights and drug policy

    • Ernestien Jensema
    18 June 2018
    Primer

    An accessible but comprehensive primer on why TNI believes that human rights must be at the heart of any debate on drug control.

  13. The 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    31 May 2018
    Report

    In December 2017, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), in collaboration with the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFLF), jointly organised the 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD) in Chiang Rai, Thailand. 

  14. Women and drugs in Myanmar: Beyond harm reduction

    Dania Putri
    08 March 2018
    Article

    In Myanmar’s Kachin State, a women’s drop-in centre has transformed into more than just a harm reduction facility. Leading up to International Women’s Day, we spoke with Thinzar Tun (AHRN Myanmar) about what makes this centre special.

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