Latin America has long promoted a war on drugs approach. However, the significant levels of violence, as well as other health and social harms related to repressive drug control have led several countries across the region to call for an open debate on drug policy across the region. Uruguay has moved a step further by legally regulating its cannabis market.
This powerful account of women's life stories sheds light on the shared patterns of abuse that women who use drugs experience throughout their lives, and most violently, through their time in treatment and rehabilitation centres in Mexico.
By Corina GiacomelloCentro de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, México
This publication summarises the experiences and stories of affected female small farmers and aims to encourage political decision-makers and implementing organisations to include them in their development-oriented drug programmes.