Youth RISE Nigeria is an initiative with a mission to promote evidence based drug policy and interventions with the meaningful involvement of young people and most affected communities.

Strategic Focus

Drug Policy Reform

Drug Policy Reform

Nigeria the most populous African nation is witnessing a surge in availability and consumption of illicit drugs.

Health- HIV, Sexual Reproductive Health and Right

Health- HIV, Sexual Reproductive Health and Right

Today drugs are easily accessible on the streets that the required resources, information, support, and education needed to keep young people from harm.

Research

Research

Globally young people are disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic.

Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment

Generating evidence is very important in policy advocacy and programming.

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This report burrows into the challenges faced by persons who use drugs across prison settings, in this global pandemic. This further undermines the existing criminal justice response to drug control.

In this article, @Adeolurombi breaks down the concept of evidence-based drug policy emphasizing emphasizing the need to formulate and evaluate drug policies based on facts and what works, rather than mere opinions and sentiments. Read full report here ūüĎáūüŹĺ
https://t.co/gB4LIBs6nW

It was indeed an awesome experience, partnering with @YouthRISE_NG for this great event. #WeArePeople #SupportDontPunish
#FoosteerInitiative https://t.co/VP21TEz7Yv

And a special thanks to all of our friends and allies who helped us track prison release schemes globally, incl. @MeronFikru @advocaid @AntigoneOnlus @apt_geneva @chrgovph @corphumanas @IPRT @KontraS @MUCD @odhikar_bd @prawa_ngo @projectehomeCAT @TransformDrugs @YouthRISE_NG

Following a series of advocacy for prison decongestion, 68 persons have been discharged from the Enugu Maximum prison, including people in the prison asylum for drug-related offenses. Thanks to the State government and everyone who worked with us

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POLICIES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED HAVING THE VULNERABLE IN MIND

YouthRISE... Towards effective drug control in Nigeria