Amid escalating local government efforts to undermine the health and safety of people who use drugs, Pivot and the 2022-2023 Boards of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) have co-authored a new drug policy report. Talking Back to the City: A manual for winning – and resisting – local drug policy explains what local governments can do (and stop doing) to better serve people who use drugs in their communities, plus insights for democratic organizing at the grassroots level.
#StopTheSweeps report is a part of a broad campaign to end the constant displacement and dispossession of unhoused people in Vancouver.
Leading human rights and public health organizations release national drug decriminalization platform for Canada.
Read the full report on how the City of Vancouver (and all non-federal jurisdictions, including provinces) can decriminalize simple drug possession now.
Read Pivot Legal Society's submissions to SPARC BC on the proposed accessibility legislation in British Columbia.
An analysis of how stigma informs police violence and failures of the justice system and social services