YouthRise Nigeria is committed to increasing knowledge capacity on issues relating to: drug policy, human rights, Health, and sustainable development

Step by Step

Global research1 presents shocking figures and evidence of restrictive laws preventing young people from accessing harm reduction. Rarely are services developed with children

We Are People

Drug trafficking and use in Nigeria is a huge challenge. Sadly, the current policies in Nigeria designed to address drug use and trafficking have largely proved ineffective…

Policy Brief

In recent years, Nigeria has moved from being a transit nation to a producing nation ranking as one of the largest producers of cannabis in Africa and highest rates of drug trafficking…

Youth Centered Drug Policy

The rising rate of illicit substance use in Nigeria has become a concern. This concern has been expressed by various actors of the society which includes the government, religious…

Photo Voice

Until drug use is seen as a public health issue and treated as such, we will not be able to bridge the gap in meeting the needs for treatment and care for people who use drugs…

Drugs, the Law and Human Rights

Research carried out by the UK NGO Release (experts on drugs and drug laws) into the effect of decriminalisation found that of the 25 countries that had implemented such an approach…

Untold gender stories among young women and those who use drugs.

In Nigeria, due to the cultural and societal norms, adolescent girls and young women often experience violence due to their gender and sexual vulnerability.

Poetry Anthology of women survivors.

This anthology seeks to amplify the quietened and unsilenced the silenced voices of many young women and girls who have had to endure the harsh realities of gender-based violence in our society.

A Decade of Impact.

YouthRISE Nigeria was borne in response to the growing drug use and incidence of HIV among people who use/inject drugs in Nigeria. The founding executive director, who was the African representative of the YouthRISE International Working group on drug use and involved in Global Fund HIV programmes in Nigeria, felt that the……..


Women around the world are disproportionately impacted by gender-based violence which
manifests in form of sexual coercion, abuse, rape, female genital mutilation, child/early marriage,
sexual harassment and assault.