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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 [...]

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 [...]

Kenya and the Universal Power of Story

By | November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This is a blog by Jane Slater, Campaign Manager for Anyone's Child I’m headed to Kenya next week for work I told my friends - Really? The response. Does Kenya have a particular drug problem? Why are you headed there? My reply, where doesn’t have a drug problem? Here’s my story of why I went [...]

On UN Universal Children’s Day: Bereaved families lobby Prime Minister and Parliament to legalise and regulate drugs

By | November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Anyone's Child on UN Universal Children's Day **Media Alert**   On UN Universal Children's Day: Bereaved families lobby Prime Minister and Parliament to legalise and regulate drugs   Monday, 20th November 2017 11:30am, 10 Downing St. 12:00, Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster   On United Nations’ Universal Children's Day, Monday 20 November, ‘Anyone’s [...]

The ‘Spice’ problem and what to do about it – Because you won’t find the answer in the new UK Drug Strategy

By | October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This article was originally published on the Transform Drug Policy Foundation blog You don’t need a PhD in the history of alcohol Prohibition to realise that banning drugs doesn’t have a great record. So when we warned the government banning ‘Spice’ (now a catch-all for ‘synthetic cannabinoids’) and other so-called ‘legal highs’, would gift the [...]

Bristol takes drugs seriously

By | October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last week Bristol finally took its escalating illegal drug problem seriously and the city played host to a week of diverse and vibrant events centred on drug policy reform. Local charity Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control were joined by drug policy experts and local activists to rally against [...]

Bristol legend remembered on Stokes Croft mural calling for the legalisation of drugs

By | October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Paul Larner AKA Punky Paul, a homeless man who tragically died from a suspected drug overdose last week is being remembered on a mural that was unveiled a week ago in Stokes Croft. The mural reads: ‘Save lives now - legalise drugs’.  Paul now joins 17 images of bereaved people holding up signs representing [...]

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971: the Most Dangerous Law of Our Time

By | October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child member, Hope Humphreys.  Anyone's Child street art in Bristol, UK. “If you do the crime, you do the time,” a phrase carelessly bandied about to justify almost anything. Black and white. End of. Just get over it. But it’s difficult to “get over it” because of [...]

For My Daughter: Debating Prince William’s Call to Discuss Legalisation

By | September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This is a guest blog by Anne-Marie Cockburn On Sunday morning I cycled to my local BBC Studio near to where I live in Oxford to take part in a BBC discussion as a result of the fact that Prince William asked the BIG question this week - should drugs be legalised? My head felt [...]

Take Drugs Seriously – A week of action in Bristol

By | September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

    This autumn, 29 September to 7 October, is the Week of Action on drug policy reform. Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Anyone’s Child Families for Safer Drug Control have organised a series of events across Bristol so that you can join one of the biggest conversations about drugs that our community has ever [...]