En comparaison aux hommes, les femmes continuent d’être affectées de manière disproportionnée par l’usage de drogues et d’être confrontées à des obstacles pour accéder au traitement.Pour en savoir plus, en anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous.

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Women continue to be disproportionately affected by drug use, and face obstacles in accessing treatment, compared to men, according to the President of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

Viroj Sumyai, who presented the Board's Annual Report on 6 July to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), urged Member States to integrate gender perspectives in the elaboration of their drug policies to address this discrepancy.

According to the report, drug-related harms to women and the resulting consequences for communities are often “sorely under-studied,” and gender-disaggregated data on drug use are rarely collected.

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