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About Nischa Pieris

Nischa Pieris is a gender specialist at the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States.

Articles by Nischa Pieris

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Across Asia, we need to give the women incarcerated by the ‘war on drugs’ a voice

Only then will the public begin to see the human face of repressive policies and the lives destroyed in the pursuit of an impossible ‘drug-free world’.

Is the ‘war on drugs’ destroying women’s lives?

Across the world, women are being incarcerated at an alarming rate for drug offences. The vast majority are single mothers, and facing situations of extreme poverty.

Women are bearing the brunt of our most punitive drug policies

From Colombia to Thailand, drug policy reforms are urgently needed to end the mass incarceration of women for drug offences. Here’s what we can do about it.

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