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Health: Drug Use: Caucasus
(575 words)

No studies have been undertaken on drug addiction among women in Azerbaijan and Chechnya. The situation is symptomatic of societies with strong patriarchic customs. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union both countries evidenced loss of relatively more egalitarian gender relationships brought by Soviet civil engineering, which was especially high in Azerbaijan, resulting in the (re)emergence of the traditional stereotypes, limitation of rights, and economic disempowerment of women. In both countries patriarchic traditions prevent female drug users and H…

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Madieva-Martin, Maral, “Health: Drug Use: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00376b>
First published online: 2009



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