HOME NEWS CALENDAR OF EVENTS LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRES
DRCNet Foundation, Inc.
NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), [NGO]
Send Message

Address:
641 Houston Ave. #302

About us
StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet Foundation and Drug Reform Coordination Network) works for an end to drug prohibition worldwide, and an end to the "drug war" in its current form. We believe that much of the harm commonly attributed to "drugs" is really the result of placing drugs in a criminal environment. We believe the global drug war has fueled violence, civil instability, and public health crises; and that the currently prevalent arrest- and punishment-based policies toward drugs are unjust. Consistent with our goal of ending prohibition (e.g. some form of "legalization"), StoptheDrugWar.org also works toward partial reforms of drug policy that are politically feasible in the present, including: marijuana legalization; criminal justice and policing reform; harm reduction practices such as needle exchange; demilitarization of US-driven drug policy in Latin America and other regions, and on the US borders; and availability of substances for medical use; among others. Our primary but not exclusive emphasis is on US policies. StoptheDrugWar.org pursues these objectives through the following strategies: Publication of extensive, journalistic-level materials, mostly online, an area in which we are the acknowledged leader; * Long-term organizing of coalitions advocating specific policy reforms for which mainstream support can be mobilized for political change in the near term; * Grassroots activation and mobilization of drug policy reform supporters; and * Incorporating practices in all of our programs that support and grow the drug policy reform movement, and the many organizations that make it up.

Content Contributed

Conference Participation
No previous participation.

Conferences Organized by this organization
No conferences/meetings organized.

Statements

Quadrennial Reports

Copyright (c) United Nations 2010 | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice | About CSO Net | Contact NGO Branch
Sign In to CSO Net

User name:


Password:


Forgot your username/password? Click here