2nd Enugu Forum on Drugs Reports

This is the narrative report of the 2016 Support. Don’t Punish Global Day Action Campaign activities carried out by African Law Foundation (AFRILAW) in Enugu, Enugu State of Nigeria.

The 2016 Global Day Action Support. Don’t Punish Campaign is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the war on drugs.  The aim of our Programme is to mark the 2016 Support. Don’t Punish Global Day Action Campaign through awareness creation and education of the citizens and the stakeholders on drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and to end the criminalisation of people who use drugs in Nigeria.

The Objectives of the Programme are to provide a platform for citizens and stakeholders’ participation and interaction toward promotion of drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and to end the criminalisation of people who use drugs in Nigeria.

The African Law Foundation (AFRILAW) collaborated with the Community Intervention Network on Drugs (CIND) in partnership with International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) and West Africa Drug Policy Network (WADPN) with support from the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) to mark the 2016 Support. Don’t Punish 2016 Global Day Action Campaign through awareness creation and education of the citizens and the stakeholders on drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and to end the criminalisation of people who use drugs.

The 2016 Support. Don’t Punish Global Day Action Campaign, AFRILAW carried out the activities which include: 1. Holding Interactive Radio Phone-In Programme; 2. Social Media campaign (Facebook and Twitter); 3.Hold Interactive Photo Petition, and 4. Organize 1-Day Enugu Forum on Drugs (EFOD).

By carrying out the series of activities to mark the 2016 Global Day of Action activities, AFRILAW hope to contribute toward promoting drug policy reform that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and to end the criminalisation of people who use drugs in Nigeria. The details of the each individual activity are outlined below.

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