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Advocacy for drug policies reform & enabling environment

In this video, Ann Fordham from IDPC speaks about advocacy for drug policy reform

Repressive drug policies and the war on drugs have come up throughout the course many times. We have heard from several speakers how drug policies – rather than the drug itself – is often the major cause of harm for people.

Repressive approaches do not work to reduce drug use or to stop the drug trade. In this video Ann Fordham (IDPC) briefly takes us through some of the principles of drug policy making and deconstructs the misconception that repressive laws are dictated by the international drug conventions.

We will hear examples of different ways to implement decriminalisation, and the opportunities to advocate for this on a national and international platform.


Ann refers to this E-course that dives into much more details.

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