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Use of MDMA in the treatment of eating disorders. The uneven effects of trade and automation on local labor markets. And rights-based conservation to preserve biological diversity.
We explore the response from family farming and the agroecology movement to the COVID-19 crisis. A study on how lysergic acid (LSD) promotes social behavior and how the Blockchain can ensure the security of the Internet of Things.
A study on the effects of cannabis on visual function, an article on control technologies as a response to the health crisis, and an investigation into security threats in Bitcoin hot wallets.
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We explore the debate on banning Autonomous Weapons Systems, learn about the situation of human trafficking and labor exploitation in Germany, and learn how Blockchain is being Instrumentalized in Pacific countries.
The visibility of human rights violations contributes to the strengthening of democracy and the defense of the rule of law. The political and social impact as a tool we are developing for human rights defenders and researchers.
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
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…
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.
Book Presentation: Author: Roar Mikalsen, Norway AROD – Alliance for Right-Oriented Drug policies. [aux_button label=”Click Here To Download The Book” size=”medium” icon_align=”center” color_name=”dark-gray” border=”” style=”” icon=”download” link=”https://knowmadinstitut.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HUMAN-RISING-2018-PDF.pdf” target=”_blank”] “Tracing the Spirit of Freedom as it moves through the centuries, this book ties the prohibitionist experiment to other totalitarian endeavors. Arguing from a perspective of First…