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Applications for International Coordinator Position Open

Youth RISE are now accepting applications for the International Coordinator Position. The deadline for applications is Sunday the 24th of November. This is a full-time paid position. To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to morgana@youthrise.org. For more information please see the Terms of Reference here.
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End Violence Against Women Who Use Drugs

The Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) are calling for interested individuals, groups, and organizations to come together to highlight the need to end violence against women who use drugs. Between the International Day for Elimination of Violence againstWomen on November 25th, which is the beginning of 16 days of action through to International…
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International Overdose Awareness Day

Youth RISE recently hosted a workshop in Houston, Texas. One of our activities focused on International Overdose Awareness Day which is held annually today, August 31st. Overdose Awareness Day is a day to reflect on those lives lost to overdose, the lives saved by harm reduction practices, and how to spread the word to keep…
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Bali #4Youth Organizational Development Meeting

Youth RISE members were in attendance at a #4Youth Consortium workshop to help us develop our organisational development strategy. The meeting helped us identify a number of resources and best practices from our consortia partners to help us actualise this strategy. A number of our resources and experiences were also identified as being potentially useful…
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Small Grant Youth Mobilization Meeting

Baltic states and Caucasus Countries Youth Mobilization Meeting was held from the 6th to the 8th of  August, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The meeting brought 20 young people from 6 countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.  The meeting was aimed at mobilizing young people who use drugs or who are affected by repressive drug…
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Queensland Injectors Health Network Site Visit

While visiting Australia, Youth RISE’s MJ Stowe met up with Tegan Nuckey from the Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN), to find out more about their needle and syringe program (NSP), as well as undergo naloxone administration training. QuIHN’s NSPs provide sterile injecting equipment and disposal options, referral to health services and information and education aimed…
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Call for Applications for Harm Reduction Consortium Communications Consultant

The Harm Reduction Consortium is a global coalition of seven independent organizations, including Youth RISE, which exists to end the global war on drugs and to promote access to services which uphold the health and human rights of people who use drugs. In order to upskill the consortium members and partners to engage effectively with the media,…
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Support. Don’t Punish.

Youth RISE have been involved in a number of events taking place all around the world for the Support. Don’t Punish. Global Day of Action on the 26th of June. The campaign, organized by IDPC, takes place annually to coincide with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Events took place in 250 cities across 90…
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