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  1. Drug law reform in Paraguay

    01 January 2010
    Topic

    In Paraguay, a new drug law in 1988 exempted from punishment those in possession of a maximum of 2 grams of cocaine or heroin and 10 grams of marijuana for personal consumption.

  2. Drug law reform in Venezuela

    01 January 2010
    Topic

    In 1993, Venezuela replaced prison sentences with ‘social security measures’ for possession of up to 2 grams of cocaine and 20 grams of cannabis. Possession for personal use is punished with referral to treatment, which can still lead to obligatory internment in specialized centers.

  3. Drug law reform in Honduras

    01 January 2010
    Topic

    In recent years, Honduras has become the country with the highest levels of violence in the world. According to figures from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in 2012 the country had a murder rate of 92 per 100,000 people. Organised crime and its connection with drug trafficking may be one of the causes of this increase in violence. Drug trafficking gangs use the country as a transit point on the route to the United States. The violence is related to the conflicts between the gangs in their dispute over territory, extortion, money laundering, etc. Several legislative initiatives were proposed in 2012 to reduce drug trafficking and improve transparency and effectiveness in the judicial system and the security forces.

  4. Emancipatory Rural Politics Initative

    01 January 2010
    Topic

    Understanding the contemporary moment and building alternatives: An invitation to a new initiative New exclusionary politics are generating deepening inequalities, jobless ‘growth’, climate chaos, and social division. The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) is focused on the social and political processes in rural spaces that are generating alternatives to regressive, authoritarian politics.We aim to provoke debate and action among scholars, activists, practitioners and policymakers from across the world who are concerned about the current situation, and hopeful about alternatives.

  5. Legacy

    01 January 2010
    Topic

    A Gift in Will or legacy gift is one of the most significant and lasting contributions you can make.

    The importance of planning of your will make sure your wishes are followed, It makes it easier on your friends and family. It also protects the rights of your partner so your assets go to the people, causes and organisations you love the most.

    Once you secure the well-being of your family and friends, you may choose to include in your will a significant donation to one or many charitable organizations you believe in. If important changes occur in your life, you can always modify your will according to your situation.

    We ask you to think about the things you are passionate about in life and to help us to continue to make movements with them into the future. After providing for your loved ones, please consider leaving us a share of what is left. You can leave a long lasting legacy by remembering TNI in your estate.

    If we only had the resources of those we are up against, we could change the world. 

     - Susan George

    Transnational institute is registered with the Dutch tax authorities as a ‘Public Service Organization’ (ANBI). This means we do not have to pay inheritance or gift tax on the bequests or donations we receive. That means every euro you contribute goes directly to TNI.

    If you decide to leave a gift in your Will to Transnational Institute then we would love to hear from you, so that we can say thank you and keep you up to date with our work. We can also keep you informed of any upcoming events that may be of interest to you or even set up a meeting if you would like.

    There is no obligation to share this information with us, but if you would like to we can assure you it will be held in the strictest confidence and it is not a binding commitment.

    We understand that your legacy will be made after careful consideration and if you have any questions or queries, please do contact our Community Builder j.graham@tni.org.



  6. Friends of TNI

    01 January 2010
    Topic

    Become a registered Friend of the Transnational Institute

    Governments are increasingly unwilling and unable to invest in organisations that question global systems and challenge the powerful. To retain a loud and independent voice in this environment, we rely on people like you to support our efforts.

    Friends of TNI pledge a regular contribution and thereby help secure a steady source of income for us to continue our vital work.

    As a Friend of TNI you get the choice of these exclusive opt-ins:


    • Friends of TNI updates with TNI news, reports, publications, events and campaigns.
    • A ‘ thank-you pack’ including a TNI badge.
    • Discount vouchers for our bookshop.
    • Your name included in our public Annual Report as Friend and Supporter


  7. FAQ

    19 June 2010
    Topic

    Gifts and Donations FAQs

    What is the Transnational Institute?

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For more than 40 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers.

    When was the Institute founded?

    The Transnational Institute was founded in 1974 as the international programme of the Washington DC-based Institute for Policy Studies.
    You can find an overview of the history of TNI here: https://www.tni.org/en/page/history

    What are the institute's research areas?

    The programmes we currently focus on are listed here https://www.tni.org/en/programmes

    Does the Institute publicise the names of its donors and contributors?

    TNI never shares or sells the names or contact information of its private donor lists with any other organisations or individuals. The finance section of the annual report has a list of the organisational funders from the year before.

    How can I donate?

    Our donation page provides several options tailored to your capabilities and wishes, such as a one-time donation, recurring donation, or fundraiser (for if you want to crowdfund for us, for instance via Facebook).

    Via the payment form you can choose to make either a one-off donation or set up a recurring direct debit (Monthly or Yearly) . You can pay by PayPal, iDeal, credit card or Sofort.

    We currently use Mollie for processing these payments.

    You can also make payments via the Whydonate app available on Android and Iphone.

    If I have any questions and want to contact a person who can I talk to?

    If you want to check something or just need advice regarding a gift or donation please send an email to our community builder Jess Graham: J.graham@tni.org. If you would like her to phone you, you can state your availability and she will be happy to give you a call.

    Can I make a donation as a gift for someone?

    Yes, if you have given a donation and would like a letter of thanks in another person's name we will happily provide this for you. Email Jess Graham: j.graham@tni.org

    How much of the donation goes to TNI?

    Our payment controller collects the payments safely. They do charge us for each transaction as per below.

     

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    You can pay in USD, GBP, AUD and Euros and the amount will be converted to Euros to be sent to us.

    Is TNI an NGO?

    TNI has special NGO consultative status with UN Ecosoc since 1974, is registered as a non-profit foundation with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and has charitable status in the Netherlands. TNI is also recognised as an independent, non-profit research centre in The Netherlands and at European Union level. It is an Associate Member of the International Social Science Council and the European Association of Development Institutes.

    
Where can I see the annual report?

    Our 2017 annual report can be found here: http://annual2017.tni.org/
    As an open and transparent organisation we share all our goals and finances by making our annual report availabile for each year. Audited accounts can be found here: https://www.tni.org/en/page/finances

    How is TNI supported?

    TNI is a non profit organisation which means that it relies completely on external grants and donations. Currently we get grants from funders to continue our work in specific areas. See: https://www.tni.org/en/page/finances.

    How will my donation support TNI?

    Our donors are crucial to our work. Your donation will help TNI continue to stand up for peace, justice and sustainability where it matters most.

    Your gift supports our activists, organisers, writers and office staff to continue making a difference. There are many ways to support us whether it be a donation, by sharing our reports or coming to one of our events.

    Donations from people like you help us continue to exist. The gifts and actions of our supporters give TNI greater financial security. They are also a great way to show support for our past work done and our vision for the future. We are committed to the long-term work of the movements.

    Can I contribute in other ways? What about in-kind donations?

    Perhaps you are more interested or able to donate your time and skills. All help is welcome! Please get in touch with our community builder Jess: j.graham@tni.org

    Is it safe and secure to donate using the donation form?

    Mollie is our payment controller. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://www.mollie.com/en/privacy  It states: “We take security extremely seriously. Through rigorous security checks, safe data storage, employee screenings and compliance with every available regulation, we can ensure the safety, stability and reliability of our payment platform. More details can be found at this link https://www.mollie.com/en/features/security

    TNI’s privacy policy: https://www.tni.org/en/page/privacy-policy

    Can I make a donation offline?

    Yes you can make direct transfers yourself by choosing the correct account number below.
    Direct Transfer
    (please mention 'donation')
    Name: Stichting Transnational Institute
    
Address: De Wittenstraat 25, 1052 AK Amsterdam

    USD EURO GBP
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    49.02.01.482

    IBAN number:
    NL66 ABNA 0490 2014 82

    BIC or SWIFT: ABNANL2A

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    43.30.38.888

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    SWIFT or BIC: ABNANL2A

    Office Address Bank: ABNAmro, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP Amsterdam Netherlands
    Mail Address Bank: ABNAmro, Postbus 90, 1000 AB Amsterdam Netherlands 

    Can I come and give a donation in person?

    Yes, you can make a card payment in the office. Please get in touch with our community builder Jess ( J.graham@tni.org) We have a card machine with iZettle for card payments and also accept cash gift payments.

    Does TNI have an ANBI status?

    Yes TNI is registered with the tax authorities as a public benefit institution (ANBI). See: https://www.tni.org/en/page/tnis-anbi-status

    Can I donate to TNI with any crypto currency?

    Currently TNI does not have the ability to accept crypto currency.

    Why is there a 5 euro/pound/USD/AUD minimum limit?

    There needs to be a minimumn amount set up in the building of the donation platform. The 5 euro minimum limit is to prevent unlawful card testing on our site.

    What happens with the personal data I enter to make a donation?

    We enforce a strict data protection policy and will never give nor sell any information regarding our donors to third parties. The payment information is used by the processor and is not saved by us. Your name and email address will be used to send an email of thanks to you for the donation.

  8. Legacy

    19 June 2010
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  9. Social Media

    19 June 2010
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    Facebook

    You can like us on Facebook and share, like or comment on our posts.
    This helps the reach of the content to more people around the world.

    Instagram

    Feel free to follow us and like our posts. Comment where you like.
    Checkout the links or hashtags below the picture to see what you can add to your own.

    Twitter

    You can follow us to see all our Tweets. Help us make important topics start trending. Retweet and like our posts that you agree with or want your friends to see. See what we can do with 280 characters.

    YouTube

    You can follow our channel. Feel free to post the videos on your social media platforms. This will help the videos reach more people.

    Linkedin

    We post job advertisements, events and reports. You can follow and share our content where you like and see when we have job openings.

  10. Events

    19 June 2010
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  11. Other ways to donate

    02 August 2010
    Topic

    Direct Transfer

    You can do a direct transfer into our bank accounts. You can choose from 3 different currencies.

    (please mention 'donation')
    Name: Stichting Transnational Institute
    
Address: De Wittenstraat 25, 1052 AK Amsterdam

    USD EURO GBP
    Account number:
    49.02.01.482

    IBAN number:
    NL66 ABNA 0490 2014 82

    BIC or SWIFT: ABNANL2A

    Account number:
    43.30.38.888

    IBAN number:
    NL18 ABNA 0433 0388 88

    BIC or SWIFT: ABNANL2A

    Account number:
    45.24.89.822

    IBAN number:
    NL66 ABNA 04524898 22

    SWIFT or BIC: ABNANL2A

    Office Address Bank: ABNAmro, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP Amsterdam Netherlands
    Mail Address Bank: ABNAmro, Postbus 90, 1000 AB Amsterdam Netherlands 

    Liberapay

    Liberapay is a recurrent donations platform.




    Phone app

    Why Donate

    TNI can also receive donations via an app on your phone.
    We have an account with Whydonate available for Android or IOS.
    Download the app and search for Transnational Institute.
    The app is in Dutch

    In person

    If you wish to give your donation in person, we can accept cash or card payments our office address is:


    De Wittenstraat 25
    1052 AK Amsterdam

     
  12. Donate to TNI

    02 August 2010
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    Arab Spring

    01 January 2011
    Topic

    On 17 December 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian man set himself on fire in protest at a police beating after he resisted attempts to confiscate the cart that he used to sell vegetables and fruit. His desperate action prompted a wave of protests - first in Tunisia and then across the whole of the Middle East - as public anger at pervasive corruption, police brutality, unemployment, neoliberal economic policies, rising inequality and persistent human rights abuses exploded to the fore.

    This section explores the underlying causes of the uprisings, debates the military intervention in Libya, examines the ongoing constraints on democratic movements, and looks to highlight the implications of changes in the Middle East for Western powers and their main ally, Israel who have supported autocratic dictatorships to facilitate ready access to oil, support the 'War on Terror' and act as a repressive buffer for migration into Europe.

  14. Drug law reform in Bolivia

    01 January 2011
    Topic

    The current law prohibits drug use and punishes possession for personal use with internment and forced treatment. Domestically, a legal market for coca leaf has always existed and Bolivia is trying to change the international legal regime for the coca leaf.

  15. Drug law reform in Peru

    01 January 2011
    Topic

    In Peru, coca leaf consumption has never been criminalized and a state-controlled licensing system exists for its cultivation and distribution. With regard to other drugs, in 1982, Decree 122 established that dependent users shall no longer be punished for possession of drugs for immediate personal consumption, but only when a medical certification is provided to prove the dependency.

  16. Drug law reform in El Salvador

    01 January 2012
    Topic

    As a result of a truce between the country’s main gangs (Maras), the number of murders in El Salvador so far in 2013 is down by about 45 per cent in comparison to the year before. Since El Salvador is one of the countries with the highest murder rates in the world (71 per 100,000 people in 2011), the truce represents a step forward in the eradication of street violence and, some believe, in the fight against the retail drug trade and trafficking.

  17. Trade and Investment Agreements in Colombia

    01 January 2013
    Topic

    TNI has long been an advocate for trade and investment policies that prioritise people and the environment over corporate interests. In the case of Colombia, TNI has worked closely with local activists and researchers in analysing and proposing alternatives to free trade agreements that are implemented at the expense of basic human and environmental needs, mainly in relation to the FTA EU-Colombia. In doing so, TNI works on different sectors and communities that are affected by bilateral and multilateral agreements.

  18. History of the Transnational Institute

    01 January 2013
    Topic

    A collection of achievements, publications and more from the last 40 years of TNI

  19. Drug law reform in Argentina

    01 January 2013
    Topic

    Argentina is known as a “transit country” for cocaine. In the last few decades the use of controlled drugs has increased, and in recent years some cocaine chlorhydrate processing laboratories have appeared, though not to the same extent as in Colombia, Peru or Bolivia. Problem drug use in Argentina is associated with cocaine base paste, known locally as paco or lata.

  20. Drug law reform in Mexico

    01 January 2013
    Topic

    Mexico is the Latin American country that has bore the highest costs from the War on Drugs, suffering from high national rates of violence, corruption in state institutions, and an increase in the power of organised crime groups. As with other countries in the region, implementation of a prohibitionist drug law approach has had the adverse effect of increasing the number of people held in prison for minor drug offences. This page summarises the latest developments in the debate on drug law and drug policy in Mexico.

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