Drug policies have traditionally sought to suppress supply and deter use through the application of punitive laws. Today, there is a growing recognition that these drug policies have not only failed to reach their objectives but have resulted in a great deal of collateral damage. Drug policy must be reformed to focus on health, human rights and development objectives, with the aim of making the market less harmful rather than necessarily reducing its size.
The Rights Reporter Foundation (Drugreporter) organises two free trainings on Media engagement and Video advocacy. You can apply for both or to each one individually. The deadline for applications is 22 November 2021.
The AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and the International Drug Policy consortium (IDPC) invite you to join the virtual launch of the briefing paper: "Drug Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals: Africa cannot achieve the SDG targets without reforming drug policies".
This parallel event to the 30th intersessional meeting of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice explored the gendered impacts of drug control and the carceral system on women’s human rights, and offered some key recommendations for the way forward.