SANPUD will only conduct and support research if the community being researched has been meaningfully included in:
- the design
- the implementation
- the analysis of the data
- the reporting and dissemination of the results.
Womxn who use drugs
SANPUD highlights the pervasive levels of violence against womxn in South Africa. We conduct research into the lived experience of womxn who use drugs and we will not sanitize of censor our findings. People need to be aware of the truth that people face every day, even if it makes others feel uncomfortable. Here are some of the projects we have implemented with partners.
Bridging the Gaps
"The International Network of People who Use Drugs, Mainline, King's College London, AFEW International, the South African Network of People who Use Drugs, AFEW Kyrgystan and Rumah Cemarah are excited to share the results of a three year research programme exploring how community involvement impacts the quality and accessibility of harm reduction services for people who use drugs. This research, supported through the Bridging the Gaps II programme, was completed from 2018 through 2020 as part of a community-academic partnership across Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan and South Africa which were linked to a ‘rapid review’ of the literature on low and middle-income countries."
UNODC & The Central Drug Authority