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8 March 2011: International Women's Day centenary 1911–2011

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Understanding gender issues in drug use and drug addiction is a critical requirement to developing effective responses. In Europe, up to a quarter of people who have developed serious problems related to the use of illegal drug use are women. The EMCDDA has been monitoring and reporting on drug-related gender issues since 1995. To mark International Women's Day (8 March), the EMCDDA highlights some of the materials on its website specifically relating to women and drugs. This year sees 100 years of International Women's Day having been celebrated around the world.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 09 August 2011