US President Nixon launched the "war on drugs" in the 1970s. Today, incarceration, social marginalisation and drug-related deaths have led North America to rethink this strategy. However, although positive developments are happening locally in the fields of harm reduction, alternatives to incarceration, new drug law enforcement approaches and cannabis regulation, the US and Canadian federal governments remain resistant to drug policy reform.
From the 11th to the 13th of September, Montréal will host the INHSU, who's objective is to create a global network that works with local partners to support health care workers, policy makers, researchers and people who use drugs to increase hepatitis C prevention and care.
What are the most recent trends regarding women’s incarceration in the Americas? What are the innovative strategies being launched to counter this phenomenon? And how are affected women coming together and organising for reform?