About Legalize Belarus
Legalize Belarus is a civic movement that emerged in 2017 as a reaction against inhumane and ineffective drug policy in Belarus. The campaign is bringing public discussion on drug policy in the context of human rights, civil liberties and with an evidence-based approach. Activists focus on educating youth about drugs, about harm reduction practices and on advocating for decriminalisation of small amounts of controlled substances.
In 2017 a group of lawyers, journalists and activists launched Legalize Belarus — civic education and advocacy campaign to end the drug war on the society and state levels in Belarus.
- Civic education about drugs. Educating people about psychoactive substances, addictions and harm reduction practices
- Advocacy for public reform. Advocating for decriminalisation of small amounts of the controlled substances for drug users in Belarus
- Individual support. Legally and psychologically supporting people subjected to criminal prosecution, convicted people and their relatives
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