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Learning from the Latin American Experience: Policy and Advocacy Advancements for Incarcerated Female Drug Offenders

Panel Discussion
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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


Juliana Borges
Women of the Workers' Party // Brazil

Marie Nougier
International Drug Policy Consortium // UK

Luciana Pol
Center for Legal and Social Studies // Argentina

Corina Giacomello
Equis: Justice for Women; University of Chiapas // Mexico