Duration: 2019-2021

Title: We Will Not End AIDS Until We Adopt Harm Reduction and End the War on Drugs

Donor: Robert Carr Fund

Partners: Harm Reduction Consortium (International Drug Policy ConsortiumHarm Reduction International (HRI)Youth RISE, the Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN), the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA), the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA), and the European Network of People who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD).

Project Objectives: The Consortium’s common goal is to end HIV transmission among PWUD by promoting harm reduction, human rights and supportive policy environments – aligned with the Robert Carr Fund vision of ‘getting to zero’. Youth RISE focuses on young people who use drugs and are affected by drug policies and works to enhance representation of their needs at national, regional and international level. Youth RISE develops a network of youth advocates globally. 

Activities implemented by Youth RISE:

  • Network development by establishing new and strengthening the existing youth movements related to drug policy and harm reduction.
  • Developing advocacy resources for the youth to use as tools worldwide.
  • Providing training and skills development to youth advocates, bringing together existing youth networks to better organize activities globally.
  • Representing youth as a KAP at national, regional and international level.