DIANOVA STRESSES TO CND THE NEED TO MAINSTREAM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE IN DRUG POLICIES AND SERVICES
Statement to the Sixty-sixth Session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs
In 2016, UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs resolution 59/5 called upon Member States to develop and implement national drug policies and programmes that take into account the specific needs of women and girls, including that of accessing health services tailored to their needs, for example as sole or primary caretakers of minors and others.
Yet, over the years, effective gender mainstreaming in drug policies and programmes has been somewhat hampered by the development of a number of uncertainties and misconceptions, particularly among staff in many organizations, about what gender mainstreaming entails in operational terms. Cont.