Punitive drug policies undermine the health and welfare of our communities as a whole. But their destructive impacts have been disproportionately borne by people already experiencing multiple and intersecting forms of oppression, including poverty, patriarchal violence, racism, ableism and xenophobia.
Drug policies that prioritise punishment and criminalisation feed off and potentiate these socio-structural barriers to health and wellbeing, leading to an unequal distribution of resources and harm.
Drug policy reform can greatly contribute to addressing and repairing these inequities, and provide pathways for our communities to thrive.
On the occasion of #WorldDayOfSocialJustice, join us for a discussion on the role of drug policy reform in advancing social justice, and how IDPC’s Strategy seeks to translate this imperative into collective action.
With Ann Fordham (IDPC) and Kunal Naïk (PILS).