Organisations: South Asian Centre for Monitoring Drug Abuse, Addiction and Diversion(SAC-MDAD)
An organised student march from the University and spread the message.
Organisations: Hepatitis Coalition of Sikkim (HepCoS)
Dialogue and panel with members to promote SDP awareness.
Organisations: Sahara Centre for Residential Care & Rehabilitation
A rally and street play with dance/talk show around the Pimpri area as a “Day of Fun” will be organised using the campaign name, logo and message on our placards and banners and with all the participants wearing “Support, Don’t Punish T-shirt” logo. The rally, talk show and street play will be conducted in collaboration with other NGOs in Pune. The activities and rally will be recorded on video along with audio. A press release will be also submitted to the media for their publication. The day will end with a candle lit ceremony and a prayer for the recovery of the people and those who have passed away. The aim of the project is: To advocate with authorities to change their perspective on drug policy, and to raise public awareness around the failure of the ‘war on drugs’. Also advocate for the creation of an environment where the drug user community can share their stories on public platform against punishment, discriminating and stigma. Additionally, this event will provide an opportunity to have fun for those who use drugs and community leaders will continue spreading the message of Support, don’t punish! Participants Number:around 60 to 80 people who inject drugs, their partners, family members and social workers from various NGOs.
City: Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Organisations: India HIV/Aids Alliance
Talk and round-table on health interventions for people who inject drugs, organised in collaboration with the community.
Organisations: Goa drug user network.
Start day at the beach, speaker on SDP, rally that includes police and medical officials and members that walks to the market common spot. Once there, more speakers and a free music show and it will end with a speech on the sea shore.
City: New Delhi
Organisations: South Asian Drugs and Addictions Research Centre (SA-DARC) and New Delhi State Legal Services Authority
A high tea event aimed at no-holds barred discussion on drugs, addiction, health and policy! The main activities included discussions ranging from what ails India’s present drug policy to the disconnect that characterises research, policy and practice. The plight of women drug users and the harsh provisions of India’s narcotic laws that continues to criminalize was also discussed.