Feminist Movements and Women Resisting the War on Drugs

Publish Year : 2019
Publisher : AWID
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Description :

From South Africa to Myanmar, from Brazil to Kyrgyzstan, women are resisting the war on drugs. Killings, criminalization, incarceration, denial of medical care, and social stigma are just a few of the effects the war on drugs has had on communities around the world. It targets particular groups, with gender-specific impacts. For example, the long history of the medical establishment’s sexist and abusive treatment of women provides a strong context for the experiences of women who use drugs, as well as women living with HIV. The war on drugs is clearly a feminist issue. Yet the effects of repressive drug policies on women, trans and gender-diverse people are rarely discussed in feminist spaces.

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