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Support don’t punish South Africa – introducing fentanyl test strips

Written by MJ Stowe. As part of the Support Don’t Punish Global Day of Action, Youth RISE’s MJ Stowe joined the Step Up Project on a day of outreach to the beneficiaries of their needle and syringe programme (Fig. 1). The Step Up Project provides evidence-based mobile HIV/TB/STI prevention to people…
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Youth RISE Support. Don’t Punish. Activities

Youth RISE once again participated in the Support. Don’t Punish. Global Day of Action on the 26th of June. The event, held annually unites groups in over 200 cities across the world to demand an end to punitive punishments for people who use drugs, a move towards health-led approaches to drug policy…
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Harm reduction international conference

Written by Eliza Kurcevič. The 26th Harm Reduction International Conference (HR19) took place in Porto, Portugal on April 28-May 1. It’s the biggest harm reduction conference in the world and this year it gathered record number of participants – more than 1200 delegates, from more than 90 countries. This year…
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Updates from day 3 of the 62nd commission on narcotic drugs

Reposted with permission from Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Written by Orsi Feher. A new day dawned at the UN in Vienna with a new addition from the SSDP family to the board of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC). Founder of SSDP Australia and current chair of the…
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Day two of the 62 nd commission of narcotic drugs

Written by Ailish Brennan The second day of the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs may have been lighter in content in the form of interesting and progressive side events but was certainly not without noteworthy occurrences. As the two major youth-led drug policy reform side events drew closer,…
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Day one updates from the 62nd commission on narcotic drugs

Posted with permission from SSDP Written by Jake Agliata SSDP staff and members are in Vienna this week with our youth allies in CSSDP, SSDP Australia, Youth Rise, and YODA attending the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting (“CND”). Yesterday, we shared an update from last week’s High-Level Ministerial Segment. Today,…
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Law enforcement speaking at un side event

Written by Eva Césarová A side event organised by the Law Enforcement Action Partnership and the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health called “Police Statement of Support for Drug Policy Reform” introduced the perspective of experienced policemen who through their work understood the harsh consequences of the current drug…
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CND and the young reform people

It is no secret, that no revolution happened in the High Level Ministerial Segment but Commission on Narcotic Drugs in 2019 will be a new chapter for reform-minded youth movements: we are visible and we act together! Youth organisations started CND 2019 with presenting the youth perspective at HLMS side…
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