AHRN’s vision is of an Asia-Pacific region where the human rights of people who use drugs are fully respected, enabling complete access by people who use drugs to opportunities to realize their potential as human beings. It is the mission of AHRN to facilitate a process of collective actions to achieve the institution of the broadest range of harm reduction services meeting the scale of need and supported by national policy across Asia.
Both the Marijuana Party and the Bloc Pot are political parties dedicated exclusively to the issue of ending marijuana prohibition. The Marijuana Party ran 73 candidates in the Nov 2000 elections. The Bloc pot ran 24 Candidates in the 1998 Quebec provincial election.
The mission of Break the Chains is to help build a national movement within communities of color against punitive drug policies, with the ultimate aim of enacting alternative drug policies that promote racial justice, public health and human rights.
CDPC envisions a safe, healthy and just Canada in which drug policy and legislation as well as related institutional practice are based on evidence, human rights, social inclusion and public health .. and we are working to make it happen!
A non-profit organization with offices in Washington, DC; Lancaster, PA; and Los Angeles, CA, dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy by resonating the voices of those raising questions about existing law and educating the public about alternatives to current policies.
The war on drugs creates massive costs, resulting from the enforcement-led approach that puts organised crime in control of the trade. It is time to count these costs and explore the alternatives, using the best evidence available, to deliver a safer, healthier and more just world. This site identifies seen key areas of excessive, destructive drug war costs.
This is a protest and education site by drug policy researcher and educator Dr.Susan Boyd in partnership with Beyond Prohibition Coalition, a Vancouver- based group that promotes community health, safety and drug policy reform.
Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (EFSDP) brings the credibility, influence, and training of the teaching profession to drug law debate and reform. We are an international organization whose current membership includes Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, and the U.S. A.
The European NGO Council on Drugs is a network of European non-governmental organisations and citizens concerned with the impact of current international drug policies on the lives of the most affected sectors in North and South. Since 1994 we have been working to advocate more just and effective drugs control policies, which include an integrated solution for all problems related to the global drugs phenomenon.
The European Drug Policy Initiative (EDPI) is a project of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) in cooperation with professionals and NGOs from six other EU countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, The Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. The aim of the project is to advance drug policy reform in the European Union by providing tools for advocacy in the national and international level:
The IVDU: Inner Voice Of Drug Users is an organization consisting of people who are drug users that promotes the health, well being, dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. This is our Blog.
The mission of the ICSDP is to improve community health and safety by conducting research and public education on best practices in drug policy while working collaboratively with communities, policy makers, law enforcement and other stakeholders to help guide effective and evidence-based policy responses to the many problems posed by illicit drugs.
Established in 2009, the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy is dedicated to developing and promoting innovative and high quality legal and human rights research and teaching on issues related to drug laws, policy and enforcement.
INPUD is a global network that seeks to represent people who use drugs in international agencies such as the United Nations and with those undertaking international development work. We believe that people who use drugs should be meaningfully represented in decision-making processes that affect our lives.
The Marijuana Policy Project is the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States. It works to minimize the harm associated with marijuana, both its consumption and and the laws that are intended to prohibit such use.
Moms Stop the Harm is a network of Canadian mothers who have lost children to drug misuse, and who now advocate for drug policy reforms based on science and human rights. The goal is to reduce all harms for people associated with problematic substance use. The overriding dynamic is to end the failed and tragic 'war on drugs' perpetrated by governments all over the world.
The Netherlands Drug Policy Foundation aims to change the present drug policy into a policy that does deal with vital matters such as public health, safety, the rule of law and individual autonomy in a more sensible way.
A coalition of drug users and other members of Australia's Northern Territory community who are alarmed at the dangerous impact the 'War on Drugs', or as we know it, the 'War on Drug Users', has on our community.
Stop the Violence BC is a coalition of academics, past/present members of law enforcement, and the general public concerned about the links between cannabis prohibition in BC and the growth of organized crime and related violence in the province.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society.
TalkingDrugs is an online space reflecting the global challenge posed by illicit drugs. It provides an opportunity to share stories and insights that will help us find better ways to control illicit drugs and prevent them causing excessive harm.
This site is for people who want to develop their opinion on international drugs issues. Most information about drugs takes one side or the other. This makes it difficult for people who want to weigh up the arguments on both sides. In addition, much of this information is biased or of poor quality. To tackle these problems, this site takes the form of an informal argument map.
Transform Drug Policy Foundation (TDPF) exists to minimise drug-related harm to individuals and communities by bringing about a just, and effective system to regulate and control drugs at national and international levels.
The government estimates that the War on Drugs costs the United States approximately $69 billion a year. However this figure does unjustice to the toll exacted on millions of Americans and their families. Study the life stories and portraits presented here as you would an academic text. These men, women, and children - whether addicted, convicted, or elected - are inspiring individuals, struggling against all odds, doing their best to stem the growing tide of unacceptable losses.
The United Kingdom Harm Reduction Alliance UKHRA is a campaigning coalition of drug users, health and social care workers, criminal justice workers and educationalists that aims to put public health and human rights at the centre of drug treatment and service provision for drug users.
Voices Of Community Advocates & Leaders (VOCAL) is a statewide grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration, along with the organizations that serve us, to create healthy and just communities. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, public education, participatory research and direct action.