Learning from the Latin American Experience: Policy and Advocacy Advancements for Incarcerated Female Drug Offenders
Regional and national human rights organizations in Latin America have in recent years started to research the phenomenon of excessive incarceration of women for low-level drug offenses. They demonstrated that prisons have disproportionate negative impacts on women and published a number of policy tools, among them the ”Guide for Drug Policy Reform in Latin America and the Caribbean” to address the situation. Panelists will explore how their innovative initiatives across the region impacted policy and advanced the rights of this vulnerable prison population.
Moderated by Julia Buxton, CEU School of Public Policy
Coletta Youngers – Washington Office on Latin America
Caroline Buhse – Washington Office on Latin America
Marie Nougier – International Drug Policy Consortium
Luciana Pol – Center for Legal and Social Studies
Corina Giacomello – INACIPE