1. REACT campaign launched in Portugal

    REACT Campaign in Portugal


    A nationwide, multimedia awareness campaign was launched in Portugal to raise public awareness of the addiction-related problems. Through a message of hope, Dianova’s REACT campaign aims to make the public aware of the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse in various contexts: at school, at work or in the family circle. 

  2. Esther del Rio-Las Marias educational center (Nicaragua)

    Nicaragua : New Science Lab Opens in Dianova’s School


    The Esther Del Rio-Las Marías educational center operated by Dianova Nicaragua has a brand new science lab which official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on February 18. This opening was made possible with the support of the Government of Japan and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). This new lab will allow for the reinforcement of Dianova Las Marias’ secondary and technical learning, in direct benefit of an estimated 300 students enrolling in school every year.

  3. International Seminar on Education - Cuba/Chile

    Chile: “Developing Networks for an Educational Renewal”


    An international seminar on education between Cuba and Chile was co-organized by Dianova Chile, the Yuntas company and a network of educational services EduGlobal

    From 6 to 10 February, a seminar on education has been held in Santiago de Chile under the theme: “Developing Networks for an Educational Renewal”. The seminar was aimed at promoting more efficient educational and learning models to reach out to increasingly interconnected and globalized students.

  4. Major repairs at Dianova's Adam rooming house, in Montreal (Canada)

    Financing of Dianova’s Supportive Housing Project in Canada


    Since 2008, Dianova Canada has endeavored to address the housing needs of those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Dianova’s program has two primary objectives: to provide safe, secure, permanent and affordable lodgings to economically disadvantaged individuals who would otherwise have difficulty finding decent living accommodations; and to help these people overcome their problems and to accompany them toward successful reintegration through community support services.

  5. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58)

    Taking on the Challenge of Women´s Empowerment!


    Dianova will participate in the Commission on the Status of Women and share its expertise on rural women's education in Nicaragua

    The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in its 2014 edition will address the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. The fifty-eight session of the CSW will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014 and it will focus in the access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work. 

  6. The Esther del Rio las Marias school (Nicaragua) teaches agricultural techniques

    Rural Women in Nicaragua


    In Nicaragua, rural women and girls face persistent structural constraints that prevent them from fully enjoying their human rights. Nevertheless, these women play a crucial role in supporting their families and communities, generating income and improving livelihoods and overall well-being.

    Rafael Guerrero, director of the Dianova Nicaragua Foundation, takes stock of these difficulties before detailing, in another article, the solutions implemented by Dianova for and with these women. 

  7. Marijuana and depression are strongly associated

    Truths & Lies About Marijuana


    Marijuana is not a newly-arrived substance, however its rapid growth and its trivialization among youth have brought this issue at the heart of the debates on whether or not modifying the laws that regulate marijuana use, transportation and cultivation – with poor effectiveness. In this context, it seems we should all be able to count on a clear understanding of this substance and its related effects. In this regard, conflicting messages seem however to be the rule rather than the exception.

  8. Domingo Comas Arnau, President of the Atenea Foundation

    Latest Debates on the Legal Status of Drugs


    The legislative changes occurred in recent years on the status of currently illegal drugs have shaped a situation those persisting in using worthless, outdated arguments (control vs. responsibility for some, freedom vs. efficiency for the others) seldom acknowledge. 

    By Domingo Comas Arnau

  9. "Medicine Man", a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver (Colorado)

    The Changing Face of Marijuana and Marijuana Policy (3/3)


    Conclusion of the article by Dr. Kevin Sabet

    Legalization is about much more than “live and let live” and not jailing marijuana users. Regardless of the law on the books, most jurisdictions in the US and Europe have already made it practice not to imprison marijuana users.

  10. Medical marijuana

    The Changing Face of Marijuana and Marijuana Policy (2/3


    Continuation of article by Dr. Kevin Sabet (2/3)

    Washington and Colorado are on the brink of opening their first retail marijuana stores. Uruguay is also following a model of state-based marijuana selling. What exactly will happen now is anyone’s guess, but we can make some educated projections based on what is already beginning…