Psicotropicus is a Brazilian non-profit organization founded in 2003. It was created to move drug policy discussion out of the margins and promote drug policy reform and harm reduction.
Our membership has been growing organically since IDPC was set up in 2006. Members can be NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks or professional networks, but they must have a national or international outlook, and a credible track record in the drug policy field.
There are no membership fees, but all members need to be committed to supporting the IDPC vision and mission, strategic directions, policy principles and work plan.
IDPC has two types of membership:
IDPC Partner Members
Partner Members are organisations that play a more active role in IDPC’s day-to-day work. These members have the skills, capacity and contacts to engage governments and international organisations on drug policy reform. This level of membership includes clear expectations in terms of involvement in consultations, efficient communication and contribution to the advocacy work. As a result, the selection of Partner Members will be based on the level of engagement of the organisation in IDPC’s work, geographical representation (with no more than one Partner Member per country in most cases), and thematic relevance.
IDPC Network Members
Network Members are organisations that are mostly involved in IDPC’s communications work at a less intensive level. These members receive all IDPC communications, and are involved in exchange of ideas and information, and joint planned activities. These members will be able to use the IDPC alerts and website to promote their work, and will help share IDPC’s news, publications and products with their own contacts. IDPC will usually welcome organisations as Network Members in the first instance, rather than as Partner Members.
REDUC aims to discuss, plan, elaborate, articulate and support scientific and social actions, as well as strengthen public policies that favour harm reduction-related issues.
Viva Rio is a non-governmental organization based in Rio de Janeiro. Its main goal is to promote a culture of peace and social development through field work, research and the formulation of public policies.
The Brazilian Drug Policy Platform is a group of leading individuals, collectives and NGOs that jointly work to design and implement a fair, humane, and effective drug policy in Brazil while it thrives to bias the Brazilian diplomatic position in the international drug policy debate.
ITTC’s mission is to promote access to justice and the rights of prisoners, and to produce knowledge, through constant and systematic action in the following areas: direct assistance, advocacy and rights education.
Conectas is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization founded in São Paulo/Brazil in September 2001. Conectas develops its activities through three programs - South-South, Foreign Policy and Justice - that interact together and encompass national, regional and international activities. The individual projects of each program aim to strengthen human rights defenders and academics in the Global South and to foster interaction between them, through collaborative networks. They also aim to strengthen international protection of human rights by monitoring the foreign policy of Global South countries. In Brazil, Conectas promotes advocacy, strategic and public interest litigation.
The Center for Studies on Public Security and Citizenship (CESeC) is a research centre dedicated to the field of public security in Brazil. It seeks to develop projects that contribute to the improvement of the criminal justice system, reduce crime and respect human rights.
É de Lei is a non-profit civil society organization that promotes the reduction of social harm and health risks associated with drug use. Our actions are focused on the development of citizenship and defense of human rights of people who use drugs in contexts of vulnerability