Support. Don’t Punish is a global grassroots-centred initiative in support of harm reduction and drug policies that prioritise public health and human rights. The campaign seeks to put harm reduction on the political agenda by strengthening the mobilisation capacity of affected communities 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 on, or around, 26th 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. Learn more about local partners’ activities here.
On or around 26th June, for the 2019 Global Day of Action, you can also join thousands of activists worldwide by organising an action in your city to highlight the need to improve drug policies from a health and harm reduction perspective! When possible and appropriate, we encourage organisations working in the same city to join forces in order to maximise reach and impact.