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SUPPORT DON’T PUNISH DIGITAL CAMPAIGN IN PAKISTAN

This article was originally written by Soonh Ladhi, Vice President of Sindh Green Development Organization. You can view their Facebook page here. Sindh Green Development Organization are members of Youth RISE’s Network. To learn more about Youth RISE’s Organizational Membership click here. Growing up in Pakistan, I quickly learned that several topics are considered “taboo”…
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Drug Use and the LGBTQ+ Community – Taking Pride in Harm Reduction

This piece was originally published by our Executive Director Ailish Brennan as a Press Release for SSDP Ireland for both Support. Don’t Punish. and Pride Weekend Celebrations in Ireland. Pride has become a time defined by love and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community (LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and the + is…
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Official statement: Youth RISE in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

As protests develop across the United States of America and around the World, Youth RISE affirms its full support for the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against state-sanctioned, racially-motivated violence and police brutality against people of colour. We vehemently condemn the repeated, intentional and senseless killing of people of colour, and in particular black…
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PRESS RELEASE – DECONGESTION OF PRISONS: A CASE FOR LOW LEVEL OFFENDERS IN NIGERIAN PRISONS FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES.

PRESS RELEASE Date Line: Abuja Date: Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 DECONGESTION OF PRISONS: A CASE FOR LOW LEVEL OFFENDERS IN NIGERIAN PRISONS FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES. As countries all over the world battle the coronavirus pandemic and Nigeria records its 139th confirmed case, we commend the efforts of the Presidency for setting up a Committee…
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A message for Young People Who Use Drugs

SARS-COV-2 is an extraordinary virus that requires extraordinary measures. The associated COVID-19 disease is extremely dangerous and can be lethal. As a community we must try to do our best to reduce COVID-19 cases by protecting ourselves and others. Better hygiene practice, regular washing of hands and physical distancing should be considered key harm reduction…
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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 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Today was the day for cannabis to be rescheduled – although…
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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 Second Day of the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs started…
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The Beginning of the Most Boring CND – or is it?

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 1st day of the 63rd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). CND is…
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