CUPIHD is the main reference point on drug issues in Mexico, seeking to strengthen engagement with the authorities and civil society, and improve alliances with national and international organisations on drug policy. CUPIDH aims to place harm reduction and human rights at the foundation of the debate on drug policy in Mexico.
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.
The CMPDPH defends and disseminates human rights through strategic litigation and campaigns and works with individuals, organisations, state institutions, and international organisations who participate in the defence, promotion, or education of human rights, seeking a greater understanding of the human rights violations justified by the war on drugs.
México Unido Contra la Delincuencia is a non-profit, non-partisan and secular civil association that works to look for new ways of organising social efforts to reverse citizen insecurity.
ReverdeSer Colectivo is a space for young people in Mexico that seeks to promote a reform of current drug policies, aiming to move away from prohibition and the criminalisation of young people, people living in poverty, and people who use drugs. We also call for the end of the militarisation strategy of the country and for a reform of the criminal code to ensure the adequate protection of human rights.
Equis Justicia para las Mujeres is a feminist organization that works to create conditions for women to exercise their human rights in conditions of equality and free from discrimination, through promoting and implementing access to justice strategies, influencing public policies and fostering the creation of leaderships that can instigate social change.
Nierika AC is a non-profit multidisciplinary association for the preservation of the indigenous knowledge and traditions of the ceremonial use of sacred plants for therapeutic and spiritual purposes.
Instituto RIA undertakes high-quality research, highlighting and proposing innovations to advocate for public policies within a social justice framework. Our analysis, proposals and advocacy focus on human rights, access to justice, and improved drug policies, while publishing evidence-based research, and catalysing Latin American innovations at the international level.