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PRESS RELEASE – DECONGESTION OF PRISONS: A CASE FOR LOW LEVEL OFFENDERS IN NIGERIAN PRISONS FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES.

PRESS RELEASE Date Line: Abuja Date: Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 DECONGESTION OF PRISONS: A CASE FOR LOW LEVEL OFFENDERS IN NIGERIAN PRISONS FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES. As countries all over the world battle the coronavirus pandemic and Nigeria records its 139th confirmed case, we commend the efforts of the Presidency for setting up a Committee…
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A message for Young People Who Use Drugs

SARS-COV-2 is an extraordinary virus that requires extraordinary measures. The associated COVID-19 disease is extremely dangerous and can be lethal. As a community we must try to do our best to reduce COVID-19 cases by protecting ourselves and others. Better hygiene practice, regular washing of hands and physical distancing should be considered key harm reduction…
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Things That Aren’t Cannabis – CND Day 3

These blog posts are made in collaboration between CSSDP, SSDP and Youth RISE as part of our joint effort to provide youth with information about the Commission of Narcotic Drugs. We are the Paradigma Coalition. Authors: Alex Betsos (CSSDP) It’s Day 3 of the 63rd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Today was the day for cannabis to be rescheduled – although…
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The Early Rising Youth Activists

These blog posts are made in collaboration between CSSDP, SSDP and Youth RISE as part of our joint effort to provide youth with information about the Commission of Narcotic Drugs. We are the Paradigma Coalition. Written by Ailish Brennan. The Second Day of the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs started…
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The Beginning of the Most Boring CND – or is it?

These blog posts are made in collaboration between CSSDP, SSDP and Youth RISE as part of our joint effort to provide youth with information about the Commission of Narcotic Drugs. We are the Paradigma Coalition. Authors: Alex Betsos (CSSDP) and Róisín Downes (SSDP) Today is the 1st day of the 63rd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). CND is…
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Paradigma CND Side-Event

Paradigma today held their side-event at the 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The event, which was entitled ‘Young People who use Drugs – Bridging the gap Between Human Rights and Key Affected Populations’ was organized by the Paradigma Coalition with SSDP as the main organizers. Youth RISE members Seyi Kehinde, Joana Canedo,…
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Youth RISE Pre-CND Meetings

The start of March marks the biggest event in the International drug policy control calendar as the 63rd Session on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs takes place this coming week, March 2nd to 6th. In preparation for the weeks events Youth RISE have taken part in a number of pre-CND meetings, with INPUD holding a…
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Meet our New Communications Officer

Youth RISE are delighted to announce the appointment of International Working Group member MJ Stowe as our new Communications Officer. MJ has been involved in Youth RISE for the past year having joined as our International Working Group representative for South Africa. MJ has helped to found the group Harm Reduction South Africa in recent…
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