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Anyone's Child is a network of families who have been negatively affected by our drug laws.

Lack of sensible UK drug policy means young people are forced to play ‘Roulette’ with drugs

By | April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Calum Smith, Anyone's Child Families for Safer Drug Control  (Tribe of Frog club night in Bristol. by Joss Smithson, Flickr) Desire for group identity is a part of life during the first term of anyone’s degree. While some people find a sense of group belonging in korfball or [...]

How to End Mexico’s Drug War – Anyone’s Child Mexico launch review

By | April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This review was written by Calum Smith, Anyone's Child Families for Safer Drug Control Since the increased militarisation of the Mexican government’s drug war in 2006, Mexico has lost over 150,000 citizens to murder, and over 28,000 people have disappeared. Each person is someone’s partner, parent, friend, or child. And each day, another 80 people [...]

Can photos lead to policy change? An interview with Nick Danziger

By | April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We were delighted to catch up with Nick Danziger at the recent Commission on Narcotic Drugs event in Vienna. Nick is an award-winning photographer, among which are a 1st Prize in the World Press Photo’s Single Portrait category, an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award in recognition [...]

Public event: How to End Mexico’s Drug War

By | April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

How to End Mexico's Drug War: Mexican families call to legalise and regulate the drug market “It is ludicrous to think that these drugs, which people have been taking forever, cause more harm than the harms being inflicted upon us by prohibition. I am certain that these plants have never made our children disappear.” - [...]

Public event: Weston-super-Mare Takes Drugs Seriously

By | March 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Drugs can be dangerous. But does banning them cause more harm than good? Come along to learn about the impact of drugs on Weston-super-Mare and how we can better protect our community. It is time we all take drugs and drug policy seriously. When: 7:30 - 9:00pm, Thursday 5 April Where: Loves Cafe, 9 West [...]

Families are at the UN to call on governments to save lives by legalising drugs.

By | March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Families from across the world tell their stories about what it’s like to live on the front line of the global drug war. Anyone’s Child is at the UN to tell our stories, because people are needlessly dying as a result of our failed drug laws and it’s time for change.   We are co-hosting [...]

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I’m a partner in a city law firm and I want to legalise drugs to protect my kids

By | February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This is a guest blog by Rosalind Connor originally posted on the Transform blog Amongst my many Christmas traditions is forcing my sons (now sixteen and fourteen) to watch “Bugsy Malone” with me. Once you get over the questionable nature of pre-teen girls dressed in slinky dresses, it is a riot of fun, with guns [...]

World AIDS day 2017

By | December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog is adapted from the Count the Costs of the War on Drugs briefing: Threatening public health, spreading disease and death. On World AIDS Day, we can unite in the fight against HIV and show support for people living with HIV, by pushing for the legal regulation of drugs. Read these two stories from [...]

Being a parent without a child…

By | November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Earlier this month Anyone's Child member Anne-Marie Cockburn went to Norway to tell her story at the Nordic Reform Conference 2017. Following this visit, we are delighted to announce that Norway has just voted to decriminalise drug use. You can read her powerful and inspiring speech here. Hello, I am Martha’s mum. Being a parent without [...]

Legalising drugs to improve children’s welfare

By | November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Today, on the United Nations Universal Children's Day, Anyone's Child is heading to London to demand that the government controls and regulates drugs. Please read Radhika’s blog below to find out the shocking statistics behind the human stories. The idea of protecting children and young people has long been used to justify the drug war. Its [...]