The 2022 Global Day of Action marks a very special anniversary for the Support. Don’t Punish campaign. For a decade, campaigners in all corners of the world have mobilised decisively to counter the harmful ‘war on drugs’ and the many systems of violence and neglect at its heart, and to build sustainable alternatives based on harm reduction and decriminalisation.
The Support. Don’t Punish campaign has grown far beyond the expectations of its original proponents. The road travelled from the first Global Day of Action in 2013, which saw activities in 41 cities of 22 countries, to last year’s Day of Action, with thousands of campaigners in 260 cities of nearly 100 countries, has been challenging but also highly rewarding and punctuated by many victories.
Ahead of the 2022 Global Day of Action, the Support. Don’t Punish campaign has launched two calls related to different funding facilities that will support local partners’ campaigning and advocacy efforts:
- The 2022 Global Day of Action’s small grants programme, which provides support (for grants of an average of US$450) for the realisation of activities around the 10th Global Day of Action, on 26 June.
- The Initiatives Programme 2022, which will support local partners (up to 7) with funding of between USD 4,000 – 5,000 for strategic, creative and collaborative projects to be carried out from June to December 2022, and launched on the occasion of the 2022 Support. Don’t Punish Global Day of Action (26 June).
Before the deadline for both separate calls (29 April) is up, the campaign organises a Q&A Session to explain the campaign’s way of working, discuss expectations for the 10th Anniversary of the Global Day of Action, provide guidance on applying to these funding facilities and, in particular, create space to address doubts and questions.
To ensure the widest possible access, we are organising two sessions on 19 April: