WHRIN Interview Janice Abbott

WHRIN Interview Janice Abbott, leader of the Atira Group of Women Serving Agencies, one of which is SisterSpace, a safe injection site located in Vancouver.

Soutenir et non pas punir les femmes qui utilisent des drogues!

Ruth Birgin coordonne le Women and Harm Reduction International Network pour qui la politique en matière de drogues constitue la plus grande menace pour la santé et le bien-être des femmes qui consomment des drogues Peux-tu te présenter et expliquer le travail du Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) ? Ruth: Certainement. Je m’appelle Ruth […]

¡Apoyar, no castigar a las mujeres que consumen drogas!

Ruth Birgin coordina la Red Internacional de Mujeres y Reducción de Daños desde donde aboga que las políticas punitivas sobre drogas representan la principal amenaza para la salud y el bienestar de las mujeres que consumen drogas ¿Puedes presentarte y explicarnos el trabajo de la Red Internacional de Mujeres y Reducción de Daños (WHRIN, por […]

Support, Don’t Punish Women Who Use Drugs!

Ruth Birgin coordinates the Women and Harm Reduction International Network according to which drug policy presents the single greatest threat to the health and well-being of women who use drugs.   Can you introduce yourself and explain the work of the Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN)? Ruth: Certainly. My name is Ruth Birgin and […]

WHRIN feedback on ‘developing gender sensitive addiction programmes’ webinar

As WHRIN Vice Chair, I would like to share my experience of participation in the webinar “Developing Gender-Sensitive Addiction Programmes”. Some background: Dianova and the World Federation Against Drugs published an infographic that sets out what they identify as barriers to drug treatment for women and propose ways to overcome them, click here. After publication […]

Art from the Heart of Canberra

Art from the Heart1 of Canberra Showcasing the resilience of people who use drugs in the struggle of the war against drugs. A sustainable art project successfully addressing stigmatisation. Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy, Australia Since the beginning of the war on drugs, governments and media have created a negative representation of people […]

Harm Reduction in Indonesia Failing Women Who Use Drugs (2019)

The state of tailored harm reduction services for women globally is notoriously poor, with the situation in Indonesia providing a snapshot of the barriers many women who use drugs face around the world. Compared to their male counterparts, Women who use drugs (WUDs) face increased stigma, threats of violence, social exclusion and gender discrimination. This […]

Women & Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) statement (2019)

The criminalization of drug users and associated stigma are factors that create the most harm for people who use drugs (PUD). These harms are significantly compounded for women who use drugs, with implications that permeate health, socio-economic status, family, and entire communities. Eighty-three million women use illicit drugs globally (1/3 of the total PUD estimate). […]