Association ESE

ESE

   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

 

Women & Drugs

UNODC – UN Office of Drugs & Crime

Direct Link to Full 42-Page UNODC Report:

https://www.unodc.org/wdr2018/prelaunch/WDR18_Booklet_5_WOMEN.pdf

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Why the Majority of the World's Poor Are Women

Photo: Adam Patterson/Oxfam

Hoan works at the Tinh Loi Garment Factory, in North Vietnam, where she works on average 62 hours each week, earning around $1 an hour, packaging t-shirts and shirts for global export.

Gender inequality is one of the oldest and most pervasive forms of inequality in the world. It denies women their voices, devalues their work and make women’s position unequal to men’s, from the household to the national and global levels.

Despite some important progress to change this in recent years, in no country have women achieved economic equality with men, and women are still more likely than men to live in poverty.

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Uniting a Diversity of Actors to End Sexual Exploitation of Vulnerable People: Building Bridges

January 30, 2020 - The right to be free from exploitation is a basic human right. Despite this, millions of women, girls, and other vulnerable people around the world are being sexually exploited. It is our collective responsibility to ensure everybody is able to live safe, fearless and free. Sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse

Sexual exploitation is when someone abuses or attempts to abuse another person’s vulnerability or their own position of power or trust for sexual purposes. They may make money, political, personal or social gains through this exploitation or benefit in other ways.

Sexual exploitation occurs on a continuum that includes many forms of coercion and predatory actions, including trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Discrimination and inequality leave people vulnerable to exploitation

We do not live in an equal society. We live in a patriarchy, which is inherently unequal.

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Substance Use in Women

USA NIH – National Institute on Drug Abuse

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/substance-use-in-women

Women face unique issues when it comes to substance use, in part influenced by:

*Sex—differences based on biology

*Gender—differences based on culturally defined roles for men and women

Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. In addition, women themselves describe unique reasons for using drugs, including controlling weight, fighting exhaustion, coping with pain, and attempts to self-treat mental health problems.

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