Mainstreaming the Gender Perspective in Addiction Services – How Does It Translate in Practice?

Dianova and WFAD organized an interactive Round Table to reflect on how to mainstream the gender perspective in prevention, treatment, harm reduction and reintegration services for people with addictions

gender barriers

Responses from those attending the June 16 session to the question “What do you consider to be the main gender barrier to accessing and staying in addiction services?”

By Lucía Goberna – No one questions the need to implement gender perspectives into addiction programs. The question is how to do so in a comprehensive and holistic way, implementing effective and sustained practices over time.

Dianova together with the World Federation against Drugs (WFAD) organized a virtual round table on June 16, 2021 where they brought together professionals from several fields such as prevention, treatment, programs and services, harm reduction and social and labour reintegration from different parts of the world to share their experiences, knowledge and practical recommendations when implementing the gender perspective in programs and services.

“Developing Addiction Programs with a Gender Perspective”

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Biography of speakers

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View recorded version of the round table

WFAD and Dianova collaboration

WFAD and Dianova have been collaborating for years in regards to addiction and gender. Last April, they jointly published the infographic  “The Way Forward: Development of addiction treatment programs with gender perspectives to eliminate barriers for women” that states the six main gender barriers to explain in a pedagogical and clear way which the main barriers are when it comes to accessing and staying in treatment and making concrete proposals to overcome them. The infographic was presented at a side event during the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.