The Support. Don't Punish campaign offers an overview of activities carried out as part of the Global Day of Action in 2022, which in their own unique ways helped connect policymaking processes with realities on the ground, solidify people power, and challenge criminalisation at its core.
Bratberg et al. highlight that decriminalisation offers advantages for pharmacists and their patients by breaking the cycle of despair caused by the justice system and encourages pharmacists to advocate for the implementation, evaluation, and expansion of decriminalisation policies.
The Forum reunited government, UN and civil society experts to discuss development, health and human rights challenges in relation to drug control ahead of the 2024 mid-term review of implementation of the 2019 Political Declaration.
Benjamin et al. call on social workers to advocate for and enact decriminalisation, harm reduction and community reinvestment in their practices, to detract their complicity in maintaining the status quo and instead provide anti-carceral, person-centred social work services.