Mission Statement

Youth RISE mobilizes youth to be engaged in full spectrum harm reduction and drug policy reform to promote health and human rights.

Our Team

Florian

Project Manager

Ishwor

Project Manager

Ailish

Communications Officer

Wiqas

International Working Group Member

Daniel

International Working Group Member

Oğuzhan (Oz)

International Working Group Member

Mayank

International Working Group Member

MJ

International Working Group Member

Sandeep

International Working Group Member

Mariam

International Working Group Member

Joana

International Working Group Member

Eliza

International Working Group Member

Kelly

International Working Group Member
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Join our Team!

Youth RISE is currently expanding its International Working Group. We encourage applications from young people who are interested in drug policy, and would love to work on related issues internationally as well as on the national level.

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Latest news

Civil Society Meets to Discuss Decriminalization in Ghana

Youth RISE joined a coalition of drug policy reform civil society organizations to discuss and to assess opportunities for advocacy around the Narcotics Commission Bill (NCC bill 2019) before the…
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Youth RISE Annual Report

Youth RISE are today happy to announce the launch of our 2019 Annual Report. The report outlines the work we have done across the world ranging from local and regional…
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Harm Reduction Consortium Meeting

As part of our Robert Carr Network Fund Civil Society Grant, Youth RISE have this week been attending meetings in Beirut. The meeting, hosted by MENAHRA, included presentations of our…
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Communications Officer Vacancy

Youth RISE are hiring! We are looking for a candidate to fill the currently vacant part-time role of Communications Officer. We are looking for a candidate to work remotely and…
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Latest blog

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Setting the Records Straight: Response to CSOs calling for criminalisation…

This statement has been released in conjunction with West Africa Drug Policy Network, Drug Policy Network -Ghana, Harm Reduction Alliance Ghana, Students for Sensible Drug Policy- Ghana, Students for Drug Policy Reform Ghana, Hemp Association of Ghana. We have read…
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Politics and Harm Reduction: Four Countries’ Syringe Access Stories

Written by Iga Kender-Jeziorska Drug policy varies greatly among European countries, despite common foundations in UN treaties or EU strategies. In this article I’ll review syringe service programs (SSPs) in four East-Central European countries—the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary,…
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LxAddictions 2019

The 2019 Lisbon Addictions Conference took place in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Tagus River estuary. The conference took on a wide ranging theme with many sessions discussing the methodology of medical academic research papers, while others gave…
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Youth RISE Hosts Annual Meetup and E-Network Summit

Written by Kelly Ebbert July was a big month for Youth RISE as we held our annual meetup in Nida, Lithuania, and we hosted the first of its kind E-Network Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. We went into our annual internal…
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