International advocacy

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Youth RISE will be blogging live from this years UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in March. The CND Blog is a project of the International Drug Policy Consortium and it is regularly updated with contributions from Youth RISE and other IDPC member organisations. The website address is The blog […]


Educate, empower & engage Young people

Young people, particularly marginalised youth, are vulnerable to engaging in risky drug using and sexual behaviour that may lead to a number of harms. Young people who use drugs are often discriminated against reducing employment and education opportunities.  Marginalisation is often exacerbated by misguided policies that further harms rather than protecting and supporting health and […]

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Rise up

Recognising the lack of resources available that are tailored to the specific needs of young people who use drugs, Youth RISE embarked on a four-year project to develop resources for practical use by peer educators to address harm reduction and HIV prevention. “Youth RISE Up! for HIV Prevention” was a project funded by MTV’s Staying […]

drug policy e-course

Drug policy e-course

Youth RISE is pleased to launch its drug policy e-course in collaboration with the International Drug Policy Consortium for young people (under 30). The course has been designed to provide a basic overview of the main issues in the drug policy field and to provide a platform for young people to learn more about the […]

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Youth RISE Nigeria

Youth RISE Nigeria was formally founded in 2012 as an organisation under the global Youth RISE network with a mission to promote evidence based drug policies and practices with the meaningful involvement of young people and most affected communities. The organisation was formed following an increase in drug use amongst young people in the region and the […]



This project aims at filling in the vacuum that surrounds young drug users and supporting them in the challenges that they face in becoming free from militia abuses, in helping them join the harm reduction movement, and in developing youth-friendly resources and services. The first phase of the project will assess the impact of the […]


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