A new publication, The Impact of Global Drug Policy on Women: Shifting the Needle, analyzes the disproportionate impact of failed international drug control policies on women. Approaching these issues through a feminist lens that is often absent in traditional literature, the book addresses the lack of attention on the experiences of women, detailing the challenges women face in accessing appropriate treatment and services, the stigmatization and marginalization resulting from engagement in illegal drug markets, and the punitive sentences imposed on women for drug-related offenses. Co-editors Julia Buxton, Giavana Margo, and Lona Burger have brought together a unique group of authors that includes academics, activists and those with lived experiences.
Join WOLA, IDPC, Dejusticia, and the University of Manchester on Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. EST for a virtual presentation of The Impact of Global Drug Policy on Women: Shifting the Needle. The panelists will give a brief overview of the broad scope of issues that place women and other groups in situations of vulnerability as a result of this flawed policy approach, and how to engage those most directly impacted as key stakeholders in the push for reform.