As part of its mission, Dianova is committed to helping vulnerable populations, including substance abusers, homeless people, migrants and refugees. However, beyond Dianova’s direct services, the organization engages in advocacy activities to change or strengthen the policies and practices that affect them.

Drug Policies & Addictions

We are committed to bring positive changes in drug policies and reduce the stigma and discrimination for drug users and people in recovery.

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  • Warsaw Declaration

    The Warsaw declaration aims to contribute meaningfully to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs being in April 2016, and to the broader drug policy debate beyond this event.

  • Moving Toward a New Drug Policy

    A review of Chile's drug policies and a call against prohibitionist strategies, by María de los Ángeles Lobos Palacios

  • Quality of Drug Demand Reduction Services

    The Dianova network supports the EU minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction endorsed by the Council of the European Union

Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment

We defend human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment and education as an essential component of Universal Justice.

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Refugees & Migrants

We strive to strengthen the role of civil society in international organizations so they can better help migrants in vulnerability.

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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dianova is a partner in the efforts to combat poverty and promote human development, for this reason, our network supports the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations

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  • Gender Equality and Development for LGBTI people

    Sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace and peace cannot be achieved without gender equality for ALL - regardless of sex characteristics, gender identity or sexual orientation

  • A Gender-based Approach to the Agenda 2030

    Utilizing a feminist accountability framework is essential to the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

  • Poverty is Sexist!

    In every country and region of the world, not only poverty affects more women than men, but the consequences of poverty are more severe on the former rather than the latter - this phenomenon is referred to as the feminization of poverty

Social Economy & Third Sector

Our commitment aims to strengthen the role of civil society in international organizations.

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  • Dianova and the Challenges of the Third Sector

    A study by sociologist José Carrón provides information and thoughts on the history and development of the social state and the third sector in Europe and the Americas

  • The Third Sector, for a More Just Society

    We are facing a huge challenge, namely to ensure a health system and social protection system that is just, supportive and sustainable in a different economic environment

  • The Third Sector and its Roots

    Using its qualities of adaptation and resilience; its close relationship with its environments and above all, with their capacity to make proposals, the third sector can be a major player in the construction of a more just society for the XXI century

The Ambassadors of the Dianova Network

An initiative designed to reinforce the commitment of Dianova, and that of other third sector organizations, in areas of major relevance to us: drug policy and human rights, women’s empowerment, gender equality, and migrants’ rights, among others. Read more

Where do we defend these positions?

Dianova believes that the best way to influence these policies is to create partnerships or alliances to capitalize on the strengths of various organizations. Through its membership in various committees and platforms, Dianova also helps promote important causes while ensuring that the needs, opinions and ideas of all stakeholders are heard and understood.

International Committees & Organizations

Dianova maintains close relationships with the United Nations and other international or transnational organizations

Federations & Networks of NGOs

Dianova is part of various platforms of NGOs active in various commissions of the United Nations.

Partner Organizations

Links to NGOs, associations, federations, sponsors, academic and other partners

Advocacy Campaigns