Symposium on gender and drugs - Lisbon Addictions side event

The drug phenomenon has often been addressed as gender neutral, although sex and gender play an important role in: pathways to drug use, behaviours, correlates and harms of drug use and drug addiction. In addition, an intersectional approach has rarely been applied and research has often omitted how gender interacts with other factors, such as gender identity and sexuality.

This Symposium on gender and drugs aims to understand how gender and drugs interplay, by:

  • increasing awareness on the need to incorporate a gender perspective in the drugs field as a way to better understand the drug phenomenon as whole;
  • discussing gender and drugs from a multidisciplinary perspective;
  • identifying ways to incorporate a gender perspective in the drugs field at international level.

The event is co-organised by the EMCDDA and the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, with the support of SICAD and with the collaboration of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).

Registration (deadline 20 October 2022, no registration fee).

For more information, contact: gender_drugs@emcdda.europa.eu

This symposium is one of the side events taking place in the margins of the Lisbon Addictions 2022 conference.

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