“No One Believed Me”: A Global Overview of Women Facing the Death Penalty for Drug Offenses


In some countries, the overwhelming majority of women on death row were sentenced for capital drug offenses. This report examines how women’s gender shapes their pathways to drug offending and experiences in the criminal legal system, and how courts often ignore or disbelieve these gendered factors when imposing death sentences for drug offenses.



Cornell Law School

Publication Date: 2021