2022 Support Don’t Punish Global Day of Action – with a focus on women and nonbinary people who use drugs
“Support Don’t Punish” is a global, grassroots campaign supporting harm reduction and drug policies that prioritise human rights and public health.
Hi-Ground, with the support of WHRIN (Women’s Harm Reduction International Network) will be offering two events for this International Global Day of action!
You can join us for a day of adult’s art therapy, children’s creative station and playground, harm reduction education, naloxone trainings and music on the Sunshine Coast Saturday 25th June 10am-3pm @ Nambour Community Centre. Free BBQ lunch provided!
Free ticket registration here: https://events.humanitix.com/hi-ground-support-don-t-punish
“Support Don’t Punish” aims to put harm reduction on political agendas by:
• strengthening the capacity of communities of drug users and their allies to mobilise
• opening dialogue with policy makers
• raising awareness among the media and the public
On Monday June 27th from 12:30pm-2:30pm we will be holding a free BBQ lunch at QuIHN Bowen Hills. People attending can also participate in group art activities and naloxone training!
June 26 , the campaign will also highlight the special needs and circumstances of women and nonbinary people who use drugs. Building on partnerships and consensus among women and nonbinary people who use drugs, organisations and groups worldwide are collaborating:
• to highlight the need to expand harm reduction services designed for women and nonbinary people
• to end violence against women and nonbinary people who use drugs and
• to improve drug policies from a health, gender and harm reduction perspective.
On this day , the demands of “Support Don’t Punish” with a Focus on Women and Nonbinary People who Use Drugs are for:
• Allocation of resources and long term funding to harm reduction services and networks that are led by and meaningfully involve women and nonbinary people who use drugs and are based around care, compassion and individual autonomy
• Immediate abolition of capital punishment, extrajudicial killings, compulsory treatment, drug user registration systems and punishment for use of drugs in pregnancy.
• Decriminalisation of drug use and sex work
• Creation of gender responsive comprehensive harm reduction services and policy environments that are non-judgemental, non-discriminatory, safe, relevant and supportive for all women who use drugs
• An end to the distortion of facts that surround drug use and pregnancy and coercive campaigns of abortion and sterilisation
• Upholding the right to autonomy over the bodies of women and nonbinary people who use drugs including choices around safer drug use
• Implementation of mechanisms for prevention of violence and support for women and nonbinary people who use drugs who are subject to violence
• An end to using drug use as reason for the invasion or disruption of privacy, family or domestic life
• Inclusion of women and nonbinary people who use drugs as a key part of research, planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of any policy or action that affects them.
Please join the Women and Harm Reduction International Network in claiming these basic rights for women and nonbinary people who use drugs and societies as a whole, worldwide.