Resisting Hate and Violence Across the world, the human rights of LGBT people are under assault. Watch a video of our protest against Russia's anti-gay law, read the open letter from Canadian civil society groups, and send your own message to the Russian government. Also, read our condemnation of Uganda's vicious anti-gay law.
Sex Workers' Rights At the end of 2013, we welcomed the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision to strike down three key provisions of the Criminal Code that govern sex work. But now the government is considering replacing them with the so-called “Swedish Model.” Find out why this is a bad idea; then let the government know by responding to their public consultation before March 17.
Stand Up for Affordable Medicine The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens to make access to medicines even more difficult for people in desperate need, both at home and in the developing world.
But despite all requests, the Canadian government refuses to disclose the text so it can be debated publicly and in Parliament. Demand transparency from your lawmakers; then add your voice to this petition.
Ending the “War on Drugs” UN member states are debating the future of global drug policy, in the lead-up to the March 2014 meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). But instead of supporting evidence-based policies that protect human rights and public health, Canada is actively blocking references to harm reduction. Read our joint brief with the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, and stay tuned for updates from the upcoming CND session in Vienna.