The report shows clearly that the stigma and discrimination underpinning repressive drug policy is part of a wider project of social spoiling or stigmatization directed at the marginalization and demonization of other communities including LGBTQ people and sex workers.

The report concludes by calling for sex workers, people who use drugs, and other similarly marginalized communities to engage in “parallel battles for autonomy and empowerment in the face of crosscutting social exclusion, control, stigmatisation, and an undermining of agency and self-determination, battles against the same modes of silencing, pathologisation, and disempowerment.”


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