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Relief Distribution Program for People who use Drugs and People living with HIV/AIDS

Nepal small grant project, written by Sandeep Shahi, one of our International Working Group members, who implemented this grant through Youth RISE Nepal. COVID 19 shook the world by affecting every individual and their livelihood. Although, as humanity still exists people have been helping each other with love, care and support. For decades people who…
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Young Wave Organizational Development

Lithuania small grant project, written by Eliza Kurcevic, from Young Wave (Juana Banga), who is also one of our Project Managers at Youth RISE. Young Wave (Juana Banga) is a non-governmental organization, established by young people who use drugs who are affected by harmful drug policies in Lithuania, to embrace each other and be a respectable…
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WHRIN Statement for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020

With the International campaign for the elimination of violence against women 2020, Youth RISE and the Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) call for an end to all forms of violence against women who use drugs. Women who use drugs, including trans and gender non-conforming people, are subject to extreme levels and a wide…
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Empowering Young Women & Non-Binary People Who Use Drugs in Barcelona

This blog is an adaptation by Ruby Lawlor, of a report that Metzineres submitted to us on the progress of this small grant, written by Alicia Nieto Brotons and Aura Roig. Small grant programme in Barcelona, implemented by Metzineres: Empowering young women and non-binary people who use drugs to engage in activism, harm reduction services…
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Written by Ailish Brennan. Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual day to mourn and honour transgender people who’s lives have been lost the hands of anti-trans violence. Transmisogyny is very much alive as a mainstream idea, transmysoginistic views are often casually expressed by public figures, politicians, and “good-faith” actors describing themselves as being “gender…
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The Need for Increased Access to Community-based Naloxone

South Africa small grant project, written by MJ Stowe, from South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD). SummaryOpioid-related drug overdoses occur when the amount of drug or combination of drugs consumed is toxic and negatively affects physiological functioning. Opioid overdoses are responsible for the majority of overdose deaths worldwide. More common than fatal…
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Consultancy Opportunities

Youth RISE is delighted to offer two new consultancy opportunities to facilitate a reflective workshop for our International Working Group Members and to produce a report on the issues faced by young people who use drugs and other young inadequately served populations related to Universal Health Coverage. For more information on the reflective workshop see…
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Our #EndSARS Statement

Youth RISE stands with the youth of Nigeria protesting against the police brutality being inflicted on them by the police, particularly the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). Youth RISE sends love and support to all the people of Nigeria at this difficult time and calls for an end to the human rights abuses and avoidable…
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