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