How the International Community Can Address the Drugs–Development Link
In many parts of the world, drug economies emerge as a consequence of deficits in development. The cultivation of plants used to make illicit drugs is just one example of this close relationship. Increasingly, international aid agencies are confronting this link and building drug policy into their development agendas.
On October 20, experienced practitioners will discuss how smart policies can address the link between drugs and development.
- Daniel Brombacher, advisor for GIZ, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation
- Eric Gutierrez, senior advisor on accountable governance for Christian Aid
- Tom Kramer, researcher for the Transnational Institute’s Drugs & Democracy Program
- Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program
- Ramrada Ninnad, Mae Fah Luang Foundation
Ending mass incarceration
What a Soccer Star Teaches Us About Criminal Justice
Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the World Cup–winning U.S. women’s soccer team, told a story about her brother’s struggles with addiction and incarceration. Here’s what we can learn from his story—and why prison breeds violence rather than making communities safer.
Keep Families Together
We Must Not Forget the Children of the Incarcerated
As a new report shows, draconian anti-drug policies in Latin America don’t just harm people who use or sell substances; they harm the children and families of the incarcerated, too. Thankfully, there’s a better way.
End the Drug War
Reframing the Blame for the War on Drugs
The war on drugs is better understood as a war on people. To stop this useless and unjust destruction, we must change how we think—and talk—about people who use drugs.