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New report: women who use drugs in South Africa

A new Mainline publication 'Sister Spaces' addresses the needs, challenges and services for women who use drugs in South Africa. 


Based on interviews with women who use drugs, but also with harm reduction staff across the country, we sought to make practical recommendations to improve the fit between women's needs and the available harm reduction offer. In addition to this we also interviewed around 35 services that offer basic services to people in South Africa: food, shelter and protection against violence.

This led to some pragmatic new ideas to improve the access that women who use drugs have to services that fulful their basic needs.

 

Read the full report: Sisters spaces: Needs, challenges and services for women who use drugs

As part of the project we trained harm reduction services across South Africa to better caiter for the needs of women who use drugs. And we trained the providers of basic services that we interviewed with a training to make them more aware of the needs of women who use drugs and how they can play a role to improve their circumstances.

Read more about this project on our project page.  


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