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Pompidou Group Handbook for practitioners and decision makers on Implementing a gender approach in drug policies: prevention, treatment and criminal justice

Pompidou Group Handbook for practitioners and decision makers on Implementing a gender approach in drug policies: prevention, treatment and criminal justice

The Pompidou Group developed its handbook “Implementing a gender approach in drug policies: prevention, treatment and criminal justice”. This handbook seeks to promote gender sensitivity in drug responses as essential leverage to reduce health inequities and to respect human rights, especially the rights to diversity and dignity for women, men and non-binary people.

The handbook aims at providing policy makers and practitioners in the drug field with evidence-based and operational recommendations to develop and implement policies and interventions that better integrate specific gender needs (gender-sensitive approach) and support more gender equity (gender-transformative approach) for people concerned with the provision of drug-related prevention and care (risk and harm reduction, treatment, reintegration), including in the criminal justice system.

Link to the 'Gender' web page of the Pompidou Group : Gender (coe.int)