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Digital Campaigning, Partner Strengthening, & Mapping Stakeholders in Ghana

The content for this blog was written by Daniel Nii Ankrah, our International Working Group member from Ghana, who implemented this grant with Youth RISE Ghana. This grant was used to facilitate a digital campaign on the new Narcotics Control Commission (NCC) Law in Ghana, to hold media discussions engaging the general public on the…
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Blued App Live Session- Destigmatizing Drugs and Mental Health

Written by Mayank, our M&E Officer, from India. Our International Working Group member, Mayank, held a live session on the Blued India dating app, discussing destigmatizing drug use and mental health. This was done as part of the ‘Breaking the Stigma: Drugs and Mental Health Wellbeing’ project that Youth RISE and the Blued App are…
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Relief Distribution Program for People who use Drugs and People living with HIV/AIDS

Nepal small grant project, written by Sandeep Shahi, one of our International Working Group members, who implemented this grant through Youth RISE Nepal. COVID 19 shook the world by affecting every individual and their livelihood. Although, as humanity still exists people have been helping each other with love, care and support. For decades people who…
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Young Wave Organizational Development

Lithuania small grant project, written by Eliza Kurcevic, from Young Wave (Juana Banga), who is also one of our Project Managers at Youth RISE. Young Wave (Juana Banga) is a non-governmental organization, established by young people who use drugs who are affected by harmful drug policies in Lithuania, to embrace each other and be a respectable…
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WHRIN Statement for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020

With the International campaign for the elimination of violence against women 2020, Youth RISE and the Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) call for an end to all forms of violence against women who use drugs. Women who use drugs, including trans and gender non-conforming people, are subject to extreme levels and a wide…
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Empowering Young Women & Non-Binary People Who Use Drugs in Barcelona

This blog is an adaptation by Ruby Lawlor, of a report that Metzineres submitted to us on the progress of this small grant, written by Alicia Nieto Brotons and Aura Roig. Small grant programme in Barcelona, implemented by Metzineres: Empowering young women and non-binary people who use drugs to engage in activism, harm reduction services…
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Written by Ailish Brennan. Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual day to mourn and honour transgender people who’s lives have been lost the hands of anti-trans violence. Transmisogyny is very much alive as a mainstream idea, transmysoginistic views are often casually expressed by public figures, politicians, and “good-faith” actors describing themselves as being “gender…
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The Need for Increased Access to Community-based Naloxone

South Africa small grant project, written by MJ Stowe, from South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD). SummaryOpioid-related drug overdoses occur when the amount of drug or combination of drugs consumed is toxic and negatively affects physiological functioning. Opioid overdoses are responsible for the majority of overdose deaths worldwide. More common than fatal…
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