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Paradigma CND Side-Event

Paradigma today held their side-event at the 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The event, which was entitled ‘Young People who use Drugs – Bridging the gap Between Human Rights and Key Affected Populations’ was organized by the Paradigma Coalition with SSDP as the main organizers. Youth RISE members Seyi Kehinde, Joana Canedo,…
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Youth RISE Pre-CND Meetings

The start of March marks the biggest event in the International drug policy control calendar as the 63rd Session on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs takes place this coming week, March 2nd to 6th. In preparation for the weeks events Youth RISE have taken part in a number of pre-CND meetings, with INPUD holding a…
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Meet our New Communications Officer

Youth RISE are delighted to announce the appointment of International Working Group member MJ Stowe as our new Communications Officer. MJ has been involved in Youth RISE for the past year having joined as our International Working Group representative for South Africa. MJ has helped to found the group Harm Reduction South Africa in recent…
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Civil Society Meets to Discuss Decriminalization in Ghana

Youth RISE joined a coalition of drug policy reform civil society organizations to discuss and to assess opportunities for advocacy around the Narcotics Commission Bill (NCC bill 2019) before the Ghanaian parliament. The meeting in Accra, convened by Ane Maria-Goretti of the International Drug Policy Consortium, brought together like-minded partners to form a common position…
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Youth RISE Annual Report

Youth RISE are today happy to announce the launch of our 2019 Annual Report. The report outlines the work we have done across the world ranging from local and regional workshops to producing our advocacy video. The report contains updates from conferences and our work at international advocacy events such as the Commission on Narcotic…
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Harm Reduction Consortium Meeting

As part of our Robert Carr Network Fund Civil Society Grant, Youth RISE have this week been attending meetings in Beirut. The meeting, hosted by MENAHRA, included presentations of our recently produced advocacy video as well as our 2019 Annual Report. As part of the meetings, a report from a recently performed Governance Scan was…
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Communications Officer Vacancy

Youth RISE are hiring! We are looking for a candidate to fill the currently vacant part-time role of Communications Officer. We are looking for a candidate to work remotely and independently to complete tasks such as managing our social media, maintaining and posting content to our website, and producing our quarterly newsletter. Please send applications…
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ICASA 2019

Youth RISE Nigeria member Seyi Kehinde was in attendance at the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) held in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of the conference was AIDS FREE AFRICA – Innovation, Community, and Political Leadership. With a review of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets scheduled for next year, the conference provided…
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