Women who use Drugs and the Violence of Law Enforcement

Publish Year : 2019
Publisher : WHRIN/Talking Drugs
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Description :

Women and gender non-conforming people are disproportionately impacted by law enforcement in the context of punitive and prohibitionist drug policy. In addition to their over representation in global incarceration rates, women who use drugs experience forms of violence including penalisation for drug use in pregnancy and parenthood, extortion and sexual and physical abuse by law enforcement officials and, in the extreme extra judicial killings. This article offers practical alternatives aimed at reducing the causes and range of harms associated with the enforcement of punitive and prohibitionist drug policies and laws. 

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