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

    Financing of Dianova’s Supportive Housing Project in Canada

    02/03/2014

    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.

  2. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58)

    Taking on the Challenge of Women´s Empowerment!

    27/02/2014

    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. 

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

    Rural Women in Nicaragua

    26/02/2014

    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. 

  4. Marijuana and depression are strongly associated

    Truths & Lies About Marijuana

    20/02/2014

    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.

  5. Domingo Comas Arnau, President of the Atenea Foundation

    Latest Debates on the Legal Status of Drugs

    18/02/2014

    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

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

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

    14/02/2014

    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.

  7. Medical marijuana

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

    13/02/2014

    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…

  8. Protesters calling for marijuana regulation in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    The Changing Face of Marijuana and Marijuana Policy (1/3)

    12/02/2014

    In a long, well-documented paper,  Dr. Kevin Sabet looks back at the history of marijuna legalization and challenges a fledgling, profit-hungry industry ready to take advantage of the new green (gold) rush. Dr Sabet details the consequences that can be drawn from marijuana legalization while deploring the abuses of medical marijuana. This article will be published in three different parts, starting from today until Friday, February 14.

  9. Amendement 64 paved the way for marijuana regulation

    Marijuana Policy : Let’s Open the Debate

    06/02/2014

    Marijuana is by far the most widely consumed illicit substance in the world. In European Union, it has been estimated that marijuana has been used at least once by one in four of all 15- to 64-year-olds. In view of the scope of the phenomenon, it appears reasonable to question policies that are obviously ineffective. However, should we go as far as to regulate marijuana use? In any case this is the approach adopted by some. Rightly or wrongly? Let’s open the debate.

  10. We’re Back on the Social Media!

    We’re Back on the Social Media!

    04/02/2014

    After a period of inactivity on the social media, we decided to come back to offer new avenues for reflection and debate. Each month we will choose (or you will choose with us) one or more topics to discuss, whether or not oriented to the news. February will focus, inter alia, on the issue of marijuana decriminalization or legalization.