Female drug users, India

India has the largest number of heroin users in Asia. The women who use drugs are at increased risk from HIV and violence, but they’re ‘missing’ from official national data and so their needs largely go unmet.

WINGS is a harm reduction initiative in Delhi, Manipur and Pune, the first of its kind to address all the risks faced by female drug users.

Produced for Frontline AIDS. All participants were kept anonymous except for staff, due to high levels of stigma.