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International Overdose Awareness Day

Youth RISE recently hosted a workshop in Houston, Texas. One of our activities focused on International Overdose Awareness Day which is held annually today, August 31st. Overdose Awareness Day is a day to reflect on those lives lost to overdose, the lives saved by harm reduction practices, and how to spread the word to keep…
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Bali #4Youth Organizational Development Meeting

Youth RISE members were in attendance at a #4Youth Consortium workshop to help us develop our organisational development strategy. The meeting helped us identify a number of resources and best practices from our consortia partners to help us actualise this strategy. A number of our resources and experiences were also identified as being potentially useful…
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Small Grant Youth Mobilization Meeting

Baltic states and Caucasus Countries Youth Mobilization Meeting was held from the 6th to the 8th of  August, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The meeting brought 20 young people from 6 countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.  The meeting was aimed at mobilizing young people who use drugs or who are affected by repressive drug…
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Queensland Injectors Health Network Site Visit

While visiting Australia, Youth RISE’s MJ Stowe met up with Tegan Nuckey from the Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN), to find out more about their needle and syringe program (NSP), as well as undergo naloxone administration training. QuIHN’s NSPs provide sterile injecting equipment and disposal options, referral to health services and information and education aimed…
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Call for Applications for Harm Reduction Consortium Communications Consultant

The Harm Reduction Consortium is a global coalition of seven independent organizations, including Youth RISE, which exists to end the global war on drugs and to promote access to services which uphold the health and human rights of people who use drugs. In order to upskill the consortium members and partners to engage effectively with the media,…
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Support. Don’t Punish.

Youth RISE have been involved in a number of events taking place all around the world for the Support. Don’t Punish. Global Day of Action on the 26th of June. The campaign, organized by IDPC, takes place annually to coincide with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Events took place in 250 cities across 90…
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Call for Video Consultant

Youth RISE is hiring a consultant to help in the development of an advocacy video outlining the work being done by our organisation and to aid in the expansion of the network. The deadline for applications is 00:00 EEST on the 10th of June and the ToR for applicants can be found here. Applications should be sent…
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Youth Organization Collaboration

Youth RISE project managers are continuing work to improve collaboration amongst youth organizations as meetings have been held groups such as SSDP Australia and YODA, among others, around future partnerships and organizing a Paradigma strategy meeting this coming July. The meeting will take place in Vilnius and will bring together global youth drug policy reform groups to enable…
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