2017

Day of Action 2017

In Lilongwe, WOCACA held an event in the main square to draw attention to the harms caused by discriminatory drug laws. WOCACA also started the process to set up a drug policy and harm reduction platform, including PWUD and associated networks, to champion issues of drug policy reforms and harm reduction efforts.

Media Coverage:

Nations Newspaper, 28th June 2017: NGOs against discriminatory anti-drug abuse laws

The Marabi Post, 29 June 2017: Malawi’s faith and women’s organizations against discriminatory laws on drug abusers; don’t punish but support

The Nations, 26 June 2017: NGOs against discriminatory anti-drug abuse laws

Malawi Star, 27 June 2017: WOCACA Calls for Drug Policy Reforms

2016

Day of Action 2016

In Mzuzu, a football and netball match was planned, involving the Ministry of Health, media, law enforcement, people in rehabilitation, councillors, MPs and CSOs to help continue dialogue on drug policy, followed by press conference.

2015

Day of Action 2015

In Mzuzu, Youth Watch Society organised an event to create awareness about drugs with opinion leaders, judges, police, prison staff, media and CSOs to kick start a national dialogue on drug policy.