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Young Women and Drug Use Position Paper

We worked with the Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN), to plan, research, write and publish this new position paper on the topic of young women and drug use. This position paper also contains recommendations to guide governments and policy makers to better address the unique needs of young women who use drugs. We…
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Harm Reduction Services for Young People Who Inject Drugs Report

This report was written and published by the Count Me In consortium, comprising of Youth LEAD, Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+), and ourselves. It describes 10 existing harm reduction projects with youth-friendly components and providing services to different sub-groups of young people who inject drugs around the globe. Based on these…
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Youth RISE at the HLM on HIV/AIDS

The United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS is an extremely significant event taking place every five years. The HLM includes a wide-variety of meetings and opportunities for both advocacy and learning. The process of the HLM began long before the “official” start date of the High Level Meeting on June 8th, with the 8th…
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Joint Youth Statement on the 2021 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS

The 2021 Youth Working Group for the High-Level Meeting welcomes the adoption of a new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. We appreciate and commend the leadership of the Co-Facilitators, Australia and Namibia, in this process. We are disappointed by the efforts of a small number of member states to derail the process and are…
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Instagram for Advocacy & Communications Workshop and Guide

We ran an Instagram Activism Workshop with Craig Dwyer from For A Change. He taught us how to utilize Instagram to aid in our advocacy and fight to end the War on Drugs. We recorded the workshop to further the learning from this activity, watch the video here. Craig also created a written guide on…
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Job Opportunities

Youth RISE are hiring! We currently have two vacant positions for a Finance Officer and a Project Manager. Deadline for applications for both positions is Wednesday June 16th and applications should be sent to Executive Director Ailish Brennan at ailish@youthrise.org. The Project Manager position will be temporary until the end of the year while the…
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Alongside Youth RISE Nigeria, we ran an online mental health campaign for young drug policy reform and harm reduction advocates, inviting them to share their experience in this role with its highs and lows. This was to commemorate mental health month. We understand that working in this field can be tiring and feel like you’re…
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UHC Issues For YPWUD & Other Young ISPs

This report was commissioned by Youth RISE and written by Oluseyi Kehinde and Ekanem Itoro Effiong. It was funded by the Robert Carr Fund. There are a wide-range of issues that affect young people who use drugs (YPWUD) and other young inadequately serviced populations (ISPs). In view of these issues, this report provides recommendations on…
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