"Promoting a gender responsive approach to addiction". Gender mainstreaming and drug use services

Published on 11/03/15

This publication is a product of project DAWN — Drugs and Alcohol Women Network — initiated by UNICRI –United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute- in 2010 with the support of the Department for Anti-drug Policy of the Government of Italy. It aims to promote the development of a gender-sensitive approach among social and health practitioners to better meet the specific needs of female alcohol and drug abusers, according to Resolution 55/5 "Promoting  strategies  and  measures  addressing  specific  needs  of  women in  the  context  of  comprehensive  and  integrated  drug  demand  reduction programmes and strategies" by The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The EMCDDA –European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction– (partner of COPOLAD's Programme) contributed to two chapters into this book.

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