and criminal justice reform.
OUR STRATEGIC FOCUS
YouthRISE Nigeria is committed to advocating for drug policy reform to ensure the protection of human rights, promotion of public health and holistic development of young persons, including those who use drugs. We work with local and international stakeholders including the government to drive humane, effective and evidence-based drug and health policies in Nigeria..
Our health intervention largely focuses on improving the health and well-being of young people who use drugs and their communities. Our programs cut across; HIV prevention and treatment, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Drug Treatment Services (particularly for women who use drugs). Critical to our work is the need to reduce drug related harms as we deploy community-based client centered care approach through our established One-stop-shop and Drop-in centre.
Our research efforts are geared toward generating evidence that inform program design, implementation and advocacy work at all levels. Our institutional data, publications and materials serve as a reference bank in engagement with stakeholders in driving drug policy reform in country.
Youths accounts for a majority of Nigeria’s population, which makes essential the need to center development policies and programs around this population. YouthRISE Nigeria’s programs are targeted towards promoting human rights, protection and development of young people, especially those in marginalized communities. Through advocacy, and capacity building forums YouthRISE Nigeria ensures inclusive participation in policy derivation and community development.
Persons, including adolescent girls and young women have been reached with; HIV prevention treatment and care, inclusive of Sexual Reproductive health service
Persons have been reached with knowledge and resources on evidence-based drug control response.
Persons in prisons and undeserved communities reached through our COVID-19 Emergency Response Intervention- advocacy, palliative support, and education.