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Kasia Malinowska and Bethany Medley

Kasia Malinowska is the founding director of the Global Drug Policy programme at the Open Society Foundations. Her work has appeared in The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, and the International Journal on Drug Policy. She lives in New York.

Bethany Medley is an intern on the Global Drug Policy programme at the Open Society Foundations. She lives in New York City.

Want to reduce drug use? Listen to women drug users

The most common consequences of drug policies, whether focusing on the supply or the demand side, bring disproportionate harm to women and girls.