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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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Consultancy Opportunities

Youth RISE is delighted to offer two new consultancy opportunities to facilitate a reflective workshop for our International Working Group Members and to produce a report on the issues faced by young people who use drugs and other young inadequately served populations related to Universal Health Coverage. For more information on the reflective workshop see…
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Our #EndSARS Statement

Youth RISE stands with the youth of Nigeria protesting against the police brutality being inflicted on them by the police, particularly the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). Youth RISE sends love and support to all the people of Nigeria at this difficult time and calls for an end to the human rights abuses and avoidable…
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MEDICINAL CANNABIS IN LATINAMERICA

Written by our Latin America Communications Officer, Carolina. According to the report “Cannabis in Latin America: the green wave and the challenges towards regulation” [1] in the region, drug policy reforms have been minimal despite the tremendous costs that current policies have caused. Society and governments continue to depend on repression and criminalization despite the…
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CANNABIS MEDICINAL EN LATINOAMERICA

De acuerdo con el informe “Cannabis en Latinoamérica: la ola verde y los retos hacia la regulación” [1] en la región, las reformas de política de drogas han sido mínimas pese a los tremendos costos que las políticas actuales han causado a la sociedad y los gobiernos continúan dependiendo de la represión y la criminalización…
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Young People in Drug Policy Advocacy Part 1: Stop “Protecting” Young People From Drugs and Start Listening to Them

Author: Hannah Taylor The full article is posted on Drug Reporter, so please go read the rest of it there, with insights from SSDP Internationals Executive Director Róisín and SSDP UK leader Dasha. Part Two of the article can be found here, with further discussion from our Executive Director Ailish and prominent youth drug policy…
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‘Redefine The Table’

Youth RISE’s summary of the WHO-Civil Society Dialogue on youth participation in planning and decision making processes. On Friday 2nd October, our Executive Director Ailish Brennan attended the civil society dialogue with World Health Organization Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on the theme “Promoting the health and wellbeing of young people during the COVID-19…
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