October 22, 2008
It is our honor to announce you that Dristi Nepal(women for recovery ) has established its Regional Office in Dharan from 18th October,2008 to address the issues of female drug users and to provide information to the hidden target group .Dristi
Following services are available from our regional office :-
- Information /Outreach (HIV/AIDS)
- Individual and Family counselling ( for female drug users /WLHA)
On behalf of Dristi
"Without your support it would not have been possible "
August 10, 2008
Date: - 1st September, 2008
Venue: - Hotel Malla, Lainchaur, Kathmandu
Time: - 10 AM onwards
Highlights of the day: - Exhibition with fashion show
For further details please contact:-
Dristi Nepal 016214906
August 1, 2008
Female drug users are facing a wide range of problems in Nepal. The lack of understanding of these differences is affecting FDUs in seeking and receiving effective treatment for their addiction. Despite the limited existence of information and opportunities available for female substance users for treatment and after care, they do not feel competent to expose themselves as (recovering) drug users, nor able to promote their livelihood and productively reintegrate back into the society.
The problem is aggravated by the existing strong traditions that keep females behind the doors in all aspects of socio- economic and political issues. When it comes to accessing the essential services and resources, females face a double tragedy. It is the feminization of poverty. In addition to lack of basic services, they lack the basic knowledge therefore they are handicapped in making decisions regarding their lives and those they take care of.
Dristi Nepal is organizing "MUSICAL CONCERT" , to advocate for the rights of female drug users and to raise fund for free treatment for female drug users of Nepal with in 2 months of period.
"We do recover , we are the proof "
March 5, 2008
Substance abuse is one of the major problems among young people our communities. They are also highly vulnerable to contracting HIV. Female drug users are no exception.
The alarming trend of female drug use has been going unnoticed by the government and local communities. This is why Dristi Nepal was established as the first non-profit organization of its kind. It addresses issues concerning female drug use and HIV prevention. Female drug users are helped by female ex-drug users into and through recovery.
Its’ mission is to create a stigma and discrimination free society for female drug users
in Nepal and prevent them from contracting HIV/AIDS.
Our vision is to provide care, treatment and support for female drug users and help reintegrate them in the society.
- To provide an enabling environment for care, treatment and support to female drug users and their children
- To provide skills-based programs to female ex-drug users
- To advocate for the rights of female drug users and PLWHAs
- To reintegrate female drug users into the community
- To raise awareness about drugs and HIV/AIDS in the communities
- To create a network of female drug-users on national level
- Drop-In Center (DIC) with a friendly environment
- Information and outreach services
- Individual and family counseling
- Recreational activities for female drug users
- Primary health care for drug users and the community
- Treatment and care home
February 3, 2008
Place :- Pokhara
Supported by :- Constella Futures /ASHA Project
The socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS is severe. The vulnerability of HIV/AIDS among female drug users are highly alarming .Due to the lack of proper supporting mechanism a large number of female drug users are at high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. They will not only be unable to work, but will also required significant medical care and social protection. The forecast is that unless some urgent measures are taken the spread of HIV would cause a collapse of economies in various regions.
The regional consultation meeting with the target group(FIDUs/DUs) was very effective .
This consultation meeting had bridged the gaps between the existing service providers and the target group. Furthermore organizations came jointly to a conclusion to coordinate with each other to address the issues of the target group. This event brought different ideas and plans to move forward to work with female substance users in this region thus helping in prevention of HIV/AIDS and STIs among one of the most vulnerable sectors of the population.