IDPC, WOLA and Dejusticia have published a series to share examples of innovative approaches that incorporate a gender perspective and the principles of public health and human rights into drug policy.
Civil society groups from all over the world have released a statement condemning governments for failing to acknowledge the devastating consequences of punitive and repressive drug policies as they prepare for a UN summit on the issue next month.
A working group of human rights experts, legal specialists, and government officials throughout Latin America has published a policy roadmap for the region to reduce the unjust levels of women’s incarceration for drug offences.
This photo essay tells the stories of four women, each providing a unique insight into the deeply troubling cycle of poverty, low-level involvement, imprisonment, and recidivism into which women are too often pushed.
The analysis of the situation of incarcerated women for drug-related crimes from a gender-based and human rights approach is part of the work carried out by various organisations including the Inter-American Commission of Women, WOLA, IDPC, DeJusticia and ACEID.
These stories paint a picture of vulnerability, desperation, and incarceration in the Americas. Although these particular narratives take place in Costa Rica, such stories are disturbingly common across the region.