Monday 26 June
Support. Don’t Punish is a global grassroots-centred initiative in support of harm reduction and drug policies that prioritize public health and human rights. The campaign seeks to put harm reduction on the political agenda by strengthening the mobilization capacity of communities targeted by the “war on drugs” and their allies, opening dialogue with policy makers, and raising awareness among the media and the public.
The campaign’s yearly high point is the Global Day of Action, which takes place on, or around, 26 June (the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking). Historically, this date has been used by governments to showcase their drug control “achievements” in coercive terms. The campaign’s Global Day of Action seeks to reclaim and shift that day’s narrative. And so, every year, an increasing number of activists in dozens of cities all over the world join this unique and multifaceted show of force for reform and harm reduction.
Visit the website of the campaign for more information and to learn how to get involved.