Presenting some of the organisations that have representatives on the Civil Society Task Force.
Carmen Fernández Cáceres (email@example.com) is the General Director of Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ) which is a Mexican non-profit civil association founded in 1969, with the objective of addressing drug abuse among young people. Today, CIJ has almost 5 decades of experience carrying out activities aimed at prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, harm reduction and scientific research on drug use in Mexico. Over the years, the institution has expanded its structure, programs and services, based on a shared commitment to society. Its national network is made up of 117 units distributed throughout Mexico; 11 are Hospitalization and 2 are Clinics of Attention to Users of Heroin (Methadone substitution treatment), located in strategic areas and high risk of drug abuse.
Morgana Daniele (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the International Coordinator of Youth RISE and a representative of young people as an affected population on the CSTF. Prior to becoming the leader of global youth organization, Morgana had developed her expertise in drug policy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Growing up in the region where people who use drugs are highly marginalized and their human rights continuously violated, Morgana felt the urge to stand up for the vulnerable and seek changes for her community. This sense of community has been her main drive since and Civil Society Task Force is another space where their voice can sound louder.
Peter Muyshondt (email@example.com) is a serving police officer who lost his brother to heroine, cocaine and legal medication. When his brother was alive, he firmly believed that prohibition protected youngsters and improved security in society. The sudden death of his brother made him question the effects of prohibition. Since a few years he is advocating for other drug policies that better protect young people and their families. Being a police officer he knows that prohibition fuels the criminal underworld. He is advocating for Anyone’s Child, a worldwide campaign from Transform Drug Policy Foundation that gives families a voice. Anyone’s Child is convinced that prohibition causes more harm than the drugs it aims to eradicate.