This report explores the impacts of drug policy on women in Mexico.  This well researched body of work explores issues of gender and its implications for Mexican women.  Through case studies the author highlights the entrenched and normalised manifestations of physical, gender and class-base structural violence experienced by women who are associated with ‘drugs’.  The lived experience of the women in the case studies highlights the intersection of gendered violence, poverty, failed development and drug policies and the violence of the ‘war on drugs’ and how they destroy the lives of those with least power, women and their children.


  • Giacomello, C