Addressing the Specific Needs of Women who Inject Drugs

Publish Year : 2014
Publisher : UNODC, WHRIN, INPUD, WHO, UN Women
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Description :

 Throughout the world, people who inject drugs experience stigmatization, vulnerability, marginalization and higher risk of acquiring HIV. The situation is even worse for women who inject drugs as detailed in this Policy Brief. In addition to highlighting the importance for services specifically responding to the needs of women who inject drugs, the companion Practical Guide for service providers describes steps to initiate and monitor services that  support not only the inclusion of women who inject drugs into services but also strategies for meaningful involvement at levels of service delivery.

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