Sexual abuse and misconduct towards female participants in ayahuasca circles are, unfortunately, quite prevalent occurrences. Exact numbers are difficult to obtain, as most cases never come to light, but the issue is common knowledge within the ayahuasca community. As an organization dedicated to providing public education and cultural understanding about plant medicines, we at Chacruna do not wish to dissuade women from drinking ayahuasca, but rather to raise their awareness about sexual harassment, and offer practical guidelines in the interest of keeping female participants in ayahuasca ceremonies and communities safe… continue reading.

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