By Dania Putri, Persepsi
Against a backdrop of towering challenges, this year’s Support. Don’t Punish Global Day of Action reached a record high. In over 260 cities in nearly 100 countries, campaigners of diverse backgrounds worked together to counter the ‘war on drugs’ and the oppressive systems of violence and neglect that sustain it.
In mobilising for change, most campaigners relied on a bottom-up and community-centred approach to organising, inviting potential and aspiring allies and accomplices to collectively create a world where drug policy promotes care and compassion, not discrimination and stigma.
To shift the day’s narrative and advance effective, achievable solutions to drug-related challenges, every year, an increasing number of campaigners in hundreds of cities worldwide join this unique, diverse show of force for change.
This report showcases and summarises our collective efforts around the 2021 Support. Don’t Punish Global Day of Action.