SUPPORT DON’T PUNISH is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the criminalisation of people who use drugs. The campaign aims to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions, and promote respect for the human rights of people who use drugs. You can read more on campaign website: www.supportdontpunish.org
One of the main activities for the SUPPORT DON’T PUNISH campaign is a Global Day of Action on June 26th. This is the United Nations’ “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking”, a day that has historically been used by governments to celebrate their contribution to the global ‘war on drugs’ – in some cases even holding public executions of drug offenders as a sign of commitment to this ‘war’. By taking part in the Global Day of Action on June 26th, you can help to “reclaim” this day – highlighting the failure of the ‘war on drugs’, and emphasising the need for harm reduction and health approaches for people who use drugs.
Join the campaign in a number of ways from endorsing the campaign on its site to street actions on the 26th on June.
Together we can support a change in drug policies, make your contribution!