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

Ailish

International Coordinator

Florian

Project Manager

Ishwor

Project Manager

MJ

Communications Officer

Daniel

International Working Group Member

Mayank

International Working Group Member

Sandeep

International Working Group Member

Joana

International Working Group Member

Eliza

International Working Group Member

Kelly

International Working Group Member

Carolina

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

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…
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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,…
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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…
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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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Latest blog

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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…
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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…
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The Beginning of the Most Boring CND – or is…

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…
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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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