María Esther Carbuccia
Clinical Psychologist, graduated from the Catholic University Santo Domingo, integrated for more than 14 years to social work with vulnerable populations such as People Living with HIV / AIDS, Sex Workers, GLBTIQ Population, Trafficked Persons and Trafficking, Victims of Violence, Sexual Exploitation of Children, among others. Extensive work on issues related to Health in General, especially Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender and Domestic Violence, Assistance to Victims of Trafficking and Trafficking, and Drug Users. Likewise, she plays the role of Facilitator of said institution.
Currently in the Center for Guidance and Integral Research (COIN), she is Project Coordinator in the areas of Drug Users, Trafficked Persons and Trafficking and People with Disabilities. She has experience in the elaboration of didactic materials, among them: the “Manual of Approach to the Use of Drugs in Key Populations” 2014 and the “2nd. Study on: Drug Use and HIV / AIDS Prevention among High Risk Populations. Situation Analysis” 2017.
María Esther is part of the “Inter-institutional Coordination Roundtable for the Follow-up and Implementation of the 2016 UNGASS Agreements, and other International Consensus, on the World Drug Problem, and the Review of Current Drug Policies in the Dominican Republic”, which seeks to propose changes in the scenario of the country’s drug policies, including the inclusion of harm reduction approaches within the framework of public health and the change of the national legal framework, in order to guarantee the rights of this vulnerable population.