– SANPUD’s #youarebeautiful event is being organised by women with lived experiences of the stigma and a history of drug use
– This event aims to celebrate all women, emphasising that ‘just because you use drugs, does not mean your worth is any less’
All women deserve to be celebrated on International Women’s Day, even those whose lives and experiences fall outside of ‘the norm’.
That’s the view of local NPO South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD) which is hosting a #youarebeautiful event, this International Women’s Day.
SANPUD is encouraging South Africans to join them in an act of kindness towards women who are homeless or using drugs.
Women who use drugs are often marginalised and stigmatised. SANPUD says If those women are homeless and unemployed, the stigma and marginalisation increases.