Support. Don’t Punish! Campaign 2017

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Dear Colleagues and Partners,

 Warmest Greetings to you all,

 As you may know, the 26th of June is the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – it is also the “Global Day of Action” for the SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH! campaign which was launched by International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) in 2013.

 Every year, the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) coordinates the campaign in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The campaign aims to raise awareness on the harms that are caused by criminalizing people who use drugs and the need for harm reduction and other services that respect the human rights of people who use drugs. Last year, the campaign reached 125 cities around the world including 11 from the MENA region through the support of MENAHRA and other partners in the region.

As we approach the “Global Day of Action,” we encourage you to organize various activities in your cities throughout the MENA region (some funding available to support activities). You can also contact MENAHRA on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help you conduct the planned activities.

You can also contact us on //supportdontpunish.slack.com/messages/@hfakih/team/hfakih/">Slack.

You can also download here guide in English, the poster, and other materials from: http://supportdontpunish.org/2017-global-day-of-action/

We will publish the Arabic guide soon!

Photo Contest

Photo Contest runs until 26 June. To enter the contest, follow three simple steps:

1. Print the Support. Don’t Punish logo.

2. Take a picture with it.

3. Send it over by Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.

We really look forward to working with you this year!

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