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Global Day of Action 2016, Support. Don’t Punish campaign (26 June)

The Global Day of Action is one of the main activities of the SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH campaign, and takes place on or around the 26th June each year. 

The 26th June is the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – a day that on which many governments celebrate their contributions to the global ‘war on drugs’. 

In the past, some governments have even commemorated this day by holding public executions or beatings of drug offenders. By taking part in the Global Day of Action, you can help to “reclaim” the message on this important day. 

Coincidentally, the 26th June is also the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – an ironic coincidence given the widespread torture and abuse suffered in the name of the war on drugs. 

The plan for the 26th June 2016 is simple – a wide variety of ‘actions’ will take place in cities around the world, all organised by local partners and networks. By prominently displaying the SUPPORT  DON’T PUNISH logo in these actions (such as on t-shirts, posters, placards or banners), these local events become part of a larger global action – in solidarity with the actions taking place in other cities around the world. 

Access full MOBILISATION GUIDE here  This document is your step-by-step guide for taking part in the 2016 Global Day of Action. It has been designed to help to plan, promote, deliver and document a high-impact advocacy event around the world. 

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