Magdalena Dabkowska

Works in drug policy and human rights fields. For the last decade, she has worked with the Global Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Foundations (currently as a consultant in Poland where she is based) as well as with a number of other Polish and international NGOs (including Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Warsaw and AFEW International).


Fight, Hide, Unite — where and why?

Shrinking space for civil society in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and, since recently, in some Central European countries, has been especially harmful for NGOs working on unpopular issues. AFEW International, a regional humanitarian network, told Legal Dialogue Journal about its findings in how NGOs working with drug users and HIV prevention have been coping with this increasing pressure.