Women Who Use Drugs in SA – Stories of abuse and despair

In 2018, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) funded a consultation in four cities in South Africa; Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg, to get a better understanding of the lived experiences of Women Who Use Drugs. These conversations allowed the women in the room to share their experiences. What follows is their story in their own words: uncensored, visceral, disturbing, complex and highly uncomfortable, an unapologetic emotional reflection of the reality of their lives.


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