Addiction and Gender: CND 2017 Side Event

Side Event at the 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs: 

Addiction and Gender

Co-sponsored by International Council of Women and Women’s International Zionist Organization, members of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women Vienna

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 9:00 – 9:50 AM

Conference Room MOE100

Panelists from Austria, Spain and Israel will present a gender perspective on narcotic drug use and addiction, and treatment approaches, focusing on different risk factors and vulnerabilities, biological and psychological responses, and medical and social consequences of drug use for women and girls.

Welcome by Her Excellency Talya Lador-Fresher, Ambassador of Israel to Austria and the UN Organizations in Vienna


Prof. Dr. Gabriele Fischer, Medical Director of the Addiction Clinic, Professor ofPsychiatry and Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Dr. Marta Torrens MD, PhD, Addiction Department, Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Addiction at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Ms. Ronit Lev-Ari, Criminologist, Ruth House, Afula, Israel


Ms. Eleonore Hauer-Rona, International Council of Women

CND Side Event Invitation ICW WIZO

CND Side Event March 14 Hand Out