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.
Essas estórias expressam um cenário de vulnerabilidade, desespero e encarceramento nas Américas. Embora as narrativas particulares tenham ocorrido na Costa Rica, tais estórias são perturbadoramente comuns em toda a região.
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.
The statement does not acknowledge the serious shortcomings of the dominant approach to drug control, despite the numerous and unprecedented calls for reform made by European and Latin American countries.
The report “Women, drug offences and penitentiary systems in Latin America” analyses the structural situation of women’s involvement in drug offences and suggests a set of public policies in order to address and warranty their rights.