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The Impact of Global Drug Policy on Women


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Chapter 1. International Drug Policy in Context; Julia Buxton and Lona Burger Chapter 2. Gendering Drug Policy; Fiona Macaulay Chapter 3. Women and the Politics of Pleasure in Critical Drug Studies; Ingrid Walker Chapter 4. Fiona's Story; Fiona Gilbertson Chapter 5. Nexus of risk: The co-occurring problems of gender-based violence, HIV and drug use among women and adolescent girls; Claudia Stoicescu, Ariel Richer and Louisa Gilbert Chapter 6. Risk behaviours amongst older women who use drugs; April Shaw Chapter 7. Women Who Use Drugs and Mental Health; Zsuzsa Kalo Chapter 8. Access barriers to health services for women who use drugs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia EECA; Daria Matyushina-Ocheret Chapter 9. Suzanne's Story; Suzanne Sharkey Chapter 10. Sex Work, Justice and Decriminalisation | Beyond a Politics of Recognition in Promoting a Social Justice Response to Women at the Margins; Anastacia Ryan Chapter 11. Women Incarcerated for Drug-Related Offences: A Latin American Perspective; Corina Giacomello and Coletta A. Youngers Chapter 12. Policing and Sentencing Practices in Russia and Their Impacts on Women Who Use Drugs; Giavana Margo Chapter 13. Women, drug policy and the Kenyan prison system; Mary C.K. Chepkonga Chapter 14. Drug Policy and Women Prisoners in Southeast Asia; Chontit Chuenurah and Ukrit Sornprohm Chapter 15. The Increase in Women who use Drugs in Zimbabwe; Wilson Box Chapter 16. Women as Actors in the Drug Economy; Julia Buxton Chapter 17. Women's Involvement in Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking: A Comparative Analysis of the Sinaloa and the Yamaguchi-gumi Organizations; Cecilia Farfan Mendez Chapter 18. From the Colombian Coca Fields: Peasant Women Amid the War on Drugs; Isabel Pereira and Lucia Ramirez Chapter 19. "Las Empoderadas" Women coca growers building territorial peace; Ingrid Marcela Munoz Quesada Chapter 20. Unseen and Unheard: The Women in Duterte's War on Drugs; Kristine Mendoza Chapter 21. Happy's Story; Happy Assan Chapter 22. Women Surviving the Overdose Crisis in New York City: A glimpse into the unique overdose risks and prevention strategies for pregnant women; Bethany Medley Chapter 23. Patterns of recreational drug use and harm reduction strategies among women at music festivals: the case of Hungary and Poland; Iga Kender-Jeziorska Chapter 24. Queer Feminine Identities and the War on Drugs; Ailish Brennan Chapter 25. Best practices in reaching 'hidden' populations and harm reduction service provision; Fatma Jeneby, Abdalla Badrus, Husein Taib, Aggrey Alluso, Luke Odiemo, and Habil Otanga Chapter 26. A Mother's Story; Rose Chapter 27. Drug Users as Stakeholders in Drug Policy: Questions of Legitimacy and the Silencing of the Happy Drug User; Anna L. Ross Chapter 28. Improving drug policy metrics and advancements in measuring gender-based drug policy outcomes; Marie Nougier Chapter 29. Towards an Abolitionist Drug Policy Reform; Imani Robinson Chapter 30. Women who use Drugs: Resistance and Rebellion; Judy Chang

About the Author

Julia Buxton is British Academy Global Professor in Criminology, University of Manchester, UK. Her research focuses on drugs, development and security, darknet drug markets and Latin America, with a specialisation on Venezuela.
Giavana Margo is a Program Specialist with the Open Society Foundations Global Drug Policy Program, which promotes drug policies rooted in human rights, social justice and public health.
Lona Burger is Public Engagement Officer with Action Canada for Sexual Heath and Rights. She is interested in the intersections of drug policy and civil society interventions.

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