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About Bethany Medley

Bethany Medley is an advocate for women impacted by the war on drugs. She is also the Opioid Program Manager at Harm Reduction Coalition, where she is responsible for coordinating overdose prevention and drug user health initiatives including naloxone trainings, buprenorphine access, and dismantling the stigma associated with people who use drugs. Prior to joining Harm Reduction Coalition, Bethany interned for the Global Drug Policy Program at Open Society Foundations, where she published several articles on recommendations for improved gender-sensitive policies and practices for women involved in criminalized drug trade and use.

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The other silence breakers: women in the war on drugs

Today we see an increase in the number of women around the world actively taking on leadership roles and advocacy positions to use their voice to speak up for other women.

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