Wednesday 31 July : Uruguay’s lower house approved a bill to legalize cannabis, opening the way for an ambitous nationwide endeavor in overhauling drug policy. Following hours of debate, legislators have approved the bill supported by President José Mujica. Mr. Mujica argues that it is needed to redirect police resources towards fighting street crime and drug traffickers involved in smuggling other types of drugs.
Dianova in Chile recently published the digital edition of the "AmaneSeres" book. This document is based on one hand on the opinions, reflections and learned skills by those who give life to Dianova through their day-to-day commitment, and on the other, on various contributions and testimonials on the treatment of women suffering from alcohol and substance abuse related problems.
In addition, each article is complemented by thematic contents by addiction and education specialists from Argentina, Mexico, Spain and Chile, who made a generous contribution to this joint achievement.
Published every autumn, the 2012 annual report of the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction presents an overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe. The annual report is an essential reference book for policymakers, specialists and practitioners in the drug field or anyone seeking the latest findings on drug consumption, supply and availability, anti-drug policies and strategies, prevention or treatment practices.
The fifth annual edition of the « Mocktail » initiative will host renowned Portuguese singer
Pedro Abrunhosa & Comité Caviar for a solidarity concert dedicated to prevention and health education. A weekend which will remain in our memories.
On the occasion of the 56th annual session of the Committee on Narcotic Drugs (CND) which is being held at the United Nations Office in Vienna (Austria), Dianova in Italy staged a successful intervention on the bio-psycho-social approach developed in Dianova’s drug treatment facilities in Italy and in drug treatment public agencies nationwide.
On the occasion of the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), held from 6 to 15 March at New York City’s UN headquarters under the theme « Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls », Dianova organized and sponsored in collaboration with the Methodist Church a side-event for the purpose of sharing their experiences on the theme: Overcoming the pain of violence and abuse. This side event was held on Friday, March 8, during International Women’s Day.
On march 8, the International Women’s Day, Dianova is organizing a side event to the 57th UN session on the status of women which is being held in New York. This event will focus on Dianova’s experience in this field and the means needed to combat violence against women and girls, including education. On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, all Dianova employees wish to join UN efforts to demand rapid measures to bring these violences to an end
Dianova has been selected by the Directorate-General Justice of the European Commission as a member of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF) for the period 2013-2014. During this two-year period, Dianova will join other NGOs on this platform of exchanges of views and information between the European Commission and civil society organizations.
On February 5, the Dianova Nicaragua Foundation was awarded the sum of $ 121,321 donated by the Government of Japan for the construction of two classrooms and a science lab in the Esther del Rio – Las Marías education center. The donation will help provide quality education services to the 300 boys and girls from the Carazo region’s low-income rural communities admitted every year.
The video presented after these introductory words (click “read more”) was realized with the adolescents attended in Dianova Zandueta’s small therapeutic community, located in Spain’s Arce Valley (Navarra region). With no voice-over, the video shows the simplicity of every-day activities, made of joy and sometimes sorrow; activities spent to rebuild one’s life, step by step.