Regional and national human rights organizations in Latin America have in recent years started to research the phenomenon of excessive incarceration of women for low-level drug offenses. They demonstrated that prisons have disproportionate negative impacts on women and published a number of policy tools, among them the ”Guide for Drug Policy Reform in Latin America and the Caribbean” to address the situation. Panelists will explore how their innovative initiatives across the region impacted policy and advanced the rights of this vulnerable prison population.
Moderated by Julia Buxton, CEU School of Public Policy
Women of the Workers' Party // Brazil
International Drug Policy Consortium // UK
Center for Legal and Social Studies // Argentina
Equis: Justice for Women; University of Chiapas // Mexico