Support don’t Punish. Sensible Drug Policy.


Old Palace Yard, Abingdon Street, (Between Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament), London.

The SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH. campaign – coordinated by IDPC, INPUD, HRI and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance – is planning a Global Day of Action on Wednesday 26th June in 28 cities around the world. As part of this unique campaign, IDPC and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) are working on an ‘action’ in London to raise media/public awareness of the harms caused by the war on drugs.

June 26th is the United Nations’ “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” – a day used by many governments to celebrate the war on drugs (in some cases even holding public executions of drug offenders as a sign of their commitment). This is our opportunity to try and reclaim the messaging on this day – particularly as it is also, ironically, the United Nations’ “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture”.

In London, the ‘action’ will be held at the Old Palace Yard (close to Westminster Abbey and Abingdon Street – 100 metres from Parliament Square) at 11am. At the event, we will all wear campaign t-shirts and special masks (which IDPC will provide).

You can check more information about the campaign at

Support Don’t Punish. Why the need for a sensible drugs policy.

Caroline Lucas from the Green Party.

John Howard


About Andria E-Mordaunt

I have been a social activist (some say political ) since I was 12:four decades. I am the Mother of brilliant, athletic millie, my daughter who is five and I have an MSc in Social Policy & Planning from the LSE I have been to Kabul and Cartegnena for World Social Forums and Global Drug Policy Summits, as well as many other Capitals and appeared in the media many times speaking about drug policy and treatment issues. My health is challenged by several different disabilities, two of which are life-threatening, so I do (activism) what I can, when I can. In short, I am fighting for my life while I raise wonderful Millie, who has at least one remarkable skill: climbing trees without stealing the fruit!

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