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Youth RISE Support. Don’t Punish. Activities

Youth RISE once again participated in the Support. Don’t Punish. Global Day of Action on the 26th of June. The event, held annually unites groups in over 200 cities across the world to demand an end to punitive punishments for people who use drugs, a move towards health-led approaches to drug policy and an end to the…
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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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Harm reduction international conference

Written by Eliza Kurcevič. The 26th Harm Reduction International Conference (HR19) took place in Porto, Portugal on April 28-May 1. It’s the biggest harm reduction conference in the world and this year it gathered record number of participants – more than 1200 delegates, from more than 90 countries. This year the conference theme was “People…
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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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Opioid Substitution Treatment in Lebanon

Lebanon has faced problems arising from buprenorphine abuse in recent years as people who use drugs have chosen different routes of administration, such as snorting or injecting, which increased the harms caused by the OST drug. Buprenorphine sublingual tablets contain corn starch and other active ingredients which can cause blood clots, and are designed to…
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Updates from day 3 of the 62nd commission on narcotic drugs

Reposted with permission from Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Written by Orsi Feher. A new day dawned at the UN in Vienna with a new addition from the SSDP family to the board of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC). Founder of SSDP Australia and current chair of the board, Penny Hill, has been…
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Day two of the 62 nd commission of narcotic drugs

Written by Ailish Brennan The second day of the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs may have been lighter in content in the form of interesting and progressive side events but was certainly not without noteworthy occurrences. As the two major youth-led drug policy reform side events drew closer, with both taking place at…
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