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Financing the Strengthening of Organizations

Update on the Small Grants projects of our International Working Group Members in Latin America (Argentina and Peru). The Youth RISE Small Grants Programme is financed by the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund (RCNF) and aims to support community organizations and initiative groups of young people affected by drug policies. These grants are offered…
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Financiamiento para el Fortalecimiento de las Organizaciones

Estado de situación de las Small Grants para nuestros miembros de Latinoamérica (Argentina y Perú) Argentina Carolina es la representante por Argentina de YouthRISE y actual coordinadora del área de comunicación de Latinoamérica. Ella es parte de la organización civil Intercambios en la cual se desempeña dentro del área de Intervención, más específicamente co- coordinando…
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Bringing young people to the forefront of the AIDS response

Author: Beatrix Vas, Youth RISE International Working Group Member and SSDP Global Development Intern. The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is currently in the process of developing its next Strategy for 2021 and beyond – and members of Youth RISE and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)are making sure the voice of young…
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Our IWG Member’s Support Don’t Punish 2020

Support Don’t Punish (SDP) was created in 2011, and the original idea behind it was to address the main challenges that the HIV response was facing in regard to people who use drugs (PWUD). The Support Don’t Punish project set out to tackle lack of access to health and welfare services, implement harm reduction strategies,…
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Our International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

For this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), we ran an online Photovoice campaign. We put out a call to our International Working Group Members (IWGs), our supporters, and partner organizations for a photo that displays the story of why this global day is important to them, along with a story to explain. We received…
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International Overdose Awareness Day

Globally, young people who use drugs are dying of overdose on a regular basis, while very few efforts are being made to prevent this. The crisis of overdoses within the community of young people who use drugs is as tragic as it is avoidable. In 2005, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction…
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VIOLENCIA INSTITUCIONAL Y GATILLO FACIL HACIA JOVENES EN ARGENTINA DURANTE LA CUARENTENA POR LA PANDEMIA DE COVID 19

Escrito por Carolina Ahumada. Desde que se instaló el aislamiento obligatorio en Argentina el 20 de marzo del 2020, las medidas que se sucedieron para cumplir con el mismo visibilizaron una escalada de violencia institucional hacia jóvenes de sectores vulnerables, personas en situación de calle, personas trans, trabajadoras sexuales. Sobre todo, jóvenes de sectores vulnerables…
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INSTITUTIONAL VIOLENCE AND ARBITRARY DETENTION OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN ARGENTINA DURING QUARANTINE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

Written by Carolina Ahumada. “my face, my clothes and my neighborhood are not a crime” Since compulsory isolation was installed in Argentina on March 20, 2020, the measures that followed to comply with it have made visible an escalation of institutional violence against young people from vulnerable sectors, people living on the streets, trans people,…
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