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

Morgana

International Coordinator

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

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

World AIDS Day

As we mark World AIDS Day 2019 it is important that we remember the lives lost, look back on the progress that has been made in recent years, and take…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Latest blog

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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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Global fund training of trainers

Written by Ishwor Maharjan From the 9th June to 1st July 2019 CMI, a consortium of Young Key Population (YKP)-led networks (Youth LEAD, Youth RISE and Y+ Network) successfully carried out Global Training of Trainers for the Global Fund in Cape Town,…
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