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Welcome to the Asian Regional Forum Against Drugs!

Asian Regional Forum Against Drugs (ARFAD), an international forum against drug abuse, will meet in Kochi from September 25 to 27.

The three-day event will be jointly organised by the World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD) and Fourth Wave Foundation. Around 120 delegates from across the globe will participate in the event that will bring together people and communities working against substance abuse.



The Health sector of WFAD member Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) observes the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019 with due importance.

On 26 June 2019 was the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Multiple campaigns, rallies, poster designing and many other programs were conducted in the observance of the day. A large number of people from all over the world celebrate this day by organizing and conducting several events. The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh observes the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with due sincerity. Civil Society Organizations (CSO) also take part in the government events, and they organize several events on their own to reflect the necessity of the day. Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) is one of the pioneer CSOs in Bangladesh which have been very vocal in the fight against drug use and other societal problems related to it. The Health Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) runs treatment facilities, along with conducting preventive activities against drug use. It observed the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking through organizing week long events. The theme of this year’s day was “Health for Justice, Justice for Health”.

Read the report of campaign program 2019.
WFAD Member Community Outreach Burundi (COB) has been charted in May - 12th- 2016 by the Ministry of Home Affairs under No 530/975 as nonprofit organisation. COB is recognized in Burundi through its  diverse interventions in Drug Free Education and Mental Health program.

"During 28th to 29 June 2019, COB in collaboration with Two Main schools of Bujumbura North quarters: Lycée Municipal de Kamenge and Lycée Municipal de Kinama, joined hands with all the world in the celebration of International day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Among special Guests, COB mentioned: "The international Burundian Musician NATHASHA a.k La NOMA, the famous DJ AMIRI Pro, Famous Star Lary Joe, comedians and others.
 
Ceremonies had been launched at 28th June 2019- Municipal Lycée of Kamenge were 4 boxes of  Truth about Drugs booklets had been distributed in a public of 3980 people. Students exhibited Drug Free sketches and the famous Musician Lary Joe supported them by sweet songs and dance.
 
COB has continued the series of events next day 29th -June-2019 at Lycée Kinama where around 5,430 youth were presented. The International Burundian Woman Musician Star NATASHA and the Bujumbura famous Journalist of Buja-FM "DJ AMIRI Pro" were special guests. Students' traditional dances, music and folklore related to youth's Drug free education were on the focus. After all, 5 boxes of truth about drug booklets had been distributed.
 
That series of even COB was represented by 20 volunteers and 4 Staff including the Director of Projects (Mr Prosper Havyarimana); The Logistic Officer (Mr Joshua Mahoro); The Accountant (Mme Carina Akimana) and the Volunteers Supervisor (Mr Etienne Ndayisenga). Apart the slogan of this year, COB stand on his slogan *Drug Free burundian youth is the hope of the Nation".
 
At 5th - July - 2019, The celebration of international Day against Drug in Burundi continued at Muramvya Province, commune Bugarama. This big event had been honored by the first Vice-President, the Excellent Gaston SINDIMWO, Officers of intern security and Health Ministry. The main speech of the day was articulated on the call of all Burundian people to promote drug free education within their families, community and schools."

See photos from the events here
On the 26th of June 2019, UYDEL Makindye joined the world to celebrate the World Drug Day under the theme of “health for justice, justice for health” through the UNODC Line Up Live Up sports program. A total number of 105 young people took part on this day with 77 females and 28 males: "We used these sessions to sensitize vulnerable adolescents from the slums about the different life skills that can be used in resisting peer and social pressures to engage in unhealthy behaviors, coping with depression and anxiety, seeking help and effective communication with their peers. On this specific day we learnt about seeking help and this was through group interactive game challenges like free zone and tag of war followed by a de-brief on what was learnt in relation to dealing with life stressors. We also encouraged young people to form support groups to encourage each other and their peers who are still in the community". Read the full report here
Fourth Wave Foundation – Project VENDA, a WFAD member working with teenagers and young adults in the fight against the menace of drug abuse, aims to create S.A.F.E. (Substance Abuse Free Environment).
As a part of creating S.A.F.E., Project VENDA commemorated International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by conducting activities like Morning Assembly Speech, Poster Making, Slogan Making and Walkathon,
from 24 June to 26 June 2019, throughout 325 schools in Ernakulam city in Kerala, India. This was done in order to spread information to help teenagers and young adults refrain from illicit drug abuse and use.

See more photos here.

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Today is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking #WorldDrugDay !
WFAD Members are arranging activities and conferences all across the globe! 

Marking today, UNODC have released their Annual World Drug Report.  

The World Drug Report makes clear that:
  • 35 million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders
  • Only 1 in 7 people recieve treatment
"Preventon and treatment continue to fall short in many parts of the world" 

Read the full report here.
WFAD member Community Agenda For Peace Hosted their 2nd Quarterly Dialouge on Youth, Peace and Security on June 20th in Lagos.

Read the full report here. 

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The World Federation Against Drugs together with Uganda Youth Development Link and People Against Drug Dependence & Ignorance have written a response to the Release by the West Africa Commission on Drugs, UNAIDS and the Global Commission on Drug Policy urging for a 'Model Drug Law for West Africa'. 

Read the response here.
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Welcome to the Asian Regional Forum Against Drugs in Cochin, India the 25-27th of September 2019. 
 
The conference is a joint cooperation between World Federation Against Drugs and the Fourth Wave Foundation, Project Venda, with the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime as Chief partner.
The Forum will focus on the Asian region and bring together Civil Society and country representatives from 48 Asian countries and various other nationalities – All working towards a drug free world.
The aim of the forum is to gather member organisations of WFAD and other civil society organisations in the region to share best practices and strengthen capacity in networking and advocacy work.

Read more on the website and register today!
WFAD Member, Centre for Peace Advancement and Socio-Economic Development (CPAED), implemented a youth-led substance and drug abuse program from July-December 2018, in ten drug affected communities of  Kaduna state, Nigeria, tagged “Community youth sensitization and re-orientation on danger of drug abuse and political thuggery” aimed at encouraging youth to play active role in fostering the understanding of substance and drug abuse and generate positive changes that will connect others for local action in fight against drug abuse to achieve sustainable  development.

With the goal of reducing the growing level youth perpetrated violence and involvement in substance and drug abuse, we delivered critical on-going integrated education, health, psychosocial and counseling support to help young people achieve positive health behaviours and live productive  lifestyle free from substance and drug abuse.   The effort is being launched in partnership with UNODC, Nexus Fund, Civil Society Network for Substance and drug abuse(CSNetSDA) and NDLEA who supported the successful implementation of the  program.

CPAED

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