In this episode we speak with Regina Mattsson on how women are uniquely impacted by substance use in the developing world. We also discuss how we can work towards eliminating treatment barriers whilst strengthening approaches that create more inclusive environments in treatment and recovery for women and children.
Regina Mattsson is the Secretary General of WFAD and supported in the implementation of the WFAD 10-year strategic plan to focus particularly on Children’s Rights and Women. As Board Member of UN Women Sweden, Chair of UN Women Gothenburg, and Vice-Chair of GADIP (Gender and Development in Practice), Regina has long experience of women’s rights issues. Regina holds a Bachelor in Social Work and a Master in International Global Studies with focus on Gender issues and Conflict Resolution. Prior to engaging in the WFAD, Regina worked for the City of Gothenburg, Unit of Integration, supporting unaccompanied minors and refugee families arriving in Sweden.