Joint statement on access and safe use of medicines

Joint Statement of Knowmad Institut & Nierika AC for public consultation: WHO Guideline on ensuring balanced national policies for access and safe use of medicines [aux_button label=”DOWNLOAD PDF” size=”medium” icon_align=”?Over” color_name=”dark-gray” border=”” style=”” icon=”pen” link=”https://knowmadinstitut.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Joint-Statement-of-Knowmad-Institut-Nierika-AC-for-public-consultation_-WHO-Guideline-on-ensuring-balanced-national-policies-for-access-and-safe-use-of-medicines.pdf” target=”_blank”] The European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science – Knowmad Institut – and the Multidisciplinary Association […]

Medicinal Plants: From Sanitary Fallacy to Medicine of the Future

This contribution is a brief review of the prohibition of psychoactive substances, mainly of medicinal plants at an international level, finding that the westernization of knowledge presents one of the obstacles when applying ancestral knowledge about herbal medicines.
In addition, it looks at the intersections between the fourth industrial revolution, the use of psychedelics and mental health.

Keywords: Psychedelics, Mental Health, Human Rights

Debate on Cannabis Regulation in El Salvador. A few observations.

By Ricardo Langlois, Special Advisor of the Knowmad Institut On Thursday, April 11, two thousand nineteen, a proposal was presented for the reform of the control policy of Cannabis L., popularly known as marijuana, which seeks to reform Art. 3 literal E of the Regulatory Law on Drugs (LERARD, for its Spanish acronym), and seeks […]

Launch of the #RethinkProcess

The largest International Process of Reflection and Action for Knowledge Nomads was launched in Vienna. On December 15, 2019, with an exclusive presentation in Vienna, the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Sciences – Knowmad Institut, started the international process, #RethinkProcess, which has in its first stage 10 institutions from 8 countries […]

The Knowmad Institut is part of the UN Global Compact

Our vision is to contribute “to the promotion and fulfillment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), and thus to contribute to the construction of a sustainable, fair and multipolar world”. That is why the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Sciences – Knowmad Institut gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt) officially participates since […]

WIPO accredits Knowmad Institut with Observer Status

We are delighted to inform you that last October the Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decided to accredit the Knowmad Institut with observer status as an international non-governmental organization. WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information, and cooperation. It is a self-financing agency of the United Nations […]

The Knowmad Institut is Painted Orange Against Rape

This November 25 the Knowmad Institut is painted orange and joins the Generation Equality in the 16-day campaign promoted by UN Women. This year the campaign focuses on raising awareness about rape, which in many countries is an epidemic. “Sexual violence against women and girls is rooted in centuries of male domination. Let’s not forget […]

In the name of the “Drug War”

Building on the continuing broad support for the drug war, Duterte announced last year with his Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy (PADS) “drug-free communities by 2022” .
In this article, I present some of the effects of this anti-drug campaign based on perspectives on the affected communities, on justifications and impacts of the killings and on functions of the most prominent drug allegedly to be extinguished.

Anthropological Reflections on Medicalization

Its possible to study pain, chronic illness and death from different angles, apart from the biomedical approach, or the perspectives and models of psychology, the palliative and terminal care view, and even more so, to the branch of medicine that scientifically studies pain and its treatment, algology.

Getting Factual: Pros and Cons of Cannabis Consumption

By Laurice Wardini, Author of Loud Cloud Health The general population appears to be changing the attitude toward consuming cannabis. Over the last century or so, there was the constant prejudice that its main use was to get “high.” The main propeller for this change was decades of experiments and high-end research, which eventually led […]