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Invisible Targets: Women and Drugs in the Criminal Justice System

  • The New School University Center - Room U L104 63 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

What’s at stake for women involved with drugs?

In honor of International Women’s Day, the event series Dialogues on Drug Policy returns to The New School. The third installment in this series will explore the inequalities women face in the criminal justice system as a result of their involvement in drug-related economies, their drug use, or their dependence on drugs.

Women involved with drugs are routinely silenced by stigma. Due to current drug policies, these women face some of the harshest sentences for non-violent drug offenses. As a result, their liberty and rights to health and well-being, as well as their reproductive and parental rights are jeopardized.

Learn what’s at stake for women as the war on drugs continues to be waged and explore a question the prosecution often overlooks: why women become involved with drugs in the first place?

Opening Remarks will be given by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr from the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at the New School. 

Moderated by Denise Tomasini-JoshiDivision Director, Health Law & Equality, Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations


The event will be live-streamed via the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs Facebook page.