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Youth RISE Recognizes Zero Discrimination Day

End Discrimination. Promote Peace. What is Zero Discrimination Day? March 1st is globally recognized as Zero Discrimination Day. First observed in 2014, the day came about as a result of UNAIDS’ Zero Discrimination Campaign to highlight the necessity of eliminating stigma and discriminatory policies in order to save lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. Zero…
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Growing and Strengthening Youth Organizations

To finish up our series of blogs about the 2020 Small Grants Programme projects, here is how we supported setting up two new organizations working towards our common goal of full spectrum harm reduction. This blog details how these two projects were supported by our grants, in Hungary, by our International Working Group member Beatrix…
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Our Annual Report Video!

Our International Working Group member Beatrix Vas from Hungary, and our Communications Officer Ruby Lawlor created this video version of our 2020 Annual Report. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT7yXOgqsFI And read our written Annual Report here: https://youthrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Youth_RISE_Annual_Report_2020_online_interactive_pages.pdf
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The Harm Reduction Consortium Annual Meeting

This blog was written by Youth RISE’s Executive Director, Ailish Brennan, who attended this Annual Meeting with other representatives from IDPC, HRI, MENAHRA, EHRA, INPUD, and EuroNPUD. This collection of organizations make up the ‘Harm Reduction Consortium of the Robert Carr Civil Society Network Fund’. The Harm Reduction Consortium of the Robert Carr Civil Society…
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How COVID-19 Failed (to Inspire) Drug Policy Reform in Indonesia

This blog is written by our International Working Group Member Yohan Misero, from Indonesia. Indonesia is a tough jurisdiction for achieving drug policy reform. Massive corruption, lack of evidence in policy making, and a struggling democracy are all prevailing hurdles that won’t go away in the near future. Every year at the Commission on Narcotic…
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Youth RISE’s 2020 Annual Report is Released!

The year 2020 was a difficult one for everyone, and civil society organizations have done all they could to power through and continue to work towards their goals and visions. We moved nearly everything online, our International Working Group members that received Small Grants as part of our Small Grant Programme adjusted their projects to…
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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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