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Asia’s ‘War on Drugs’ is disproportionately putting women behind bars

East and Southeast Asian countries, including the cities of Hong Kong and Macau, hold the world’s highest proportions of female prisoners. In this region, 6% of all prisoners are women, surpassing the global average of 4.4%. The top spot goes to Hong Kong, where women make up 20.1% of the prison population. How is it …

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