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Over the years,Youth RISE staff and members have produced a variety of different publications including training guides, briefing papers, academic papers, reports, fact sheets and outreach leaflets. We are always working on new materials and this page will be updated on a regular basis with out latest publications. You can download any of the following resources by clicking the links below.
Youth RISE for Reform: Drug Policy Series:
Despite the growing volume of published material on the impacts of various drug policies, there is a distinct lack of materials produced by young people that focuses on the particular impacts of these drug policies on young people, and rarely are recommendations made about which policy reforms can be introduced to improve the lives of young people.
Youth RISE has launched "Youth RISE for Reform: Drug Policy Series" in order to contribute to the growing discourse around alternatives to current approaches in drug policy. Through this series we hope to add a unique perspective to the debate by focussing on young people and how the need for reform is so important to such an under-represented yet much talked about constituency in policy discussions.
- Report 1: Aint I A Woman? Recognising and protecting the rights of young women affected by HIV and drug use
Youth RISE Peer Education Guide:
This guide is the result of a series of workshops conducted in 2009 and 2010 by young people in Romania, India, Mexico and Canada. During these workshops we indentified gaps in the information young people have regarding sexual health and drug use. We also identified the best ways to talk about drug use and sexual health among young peers.
This guide provides information, practical activities and resources to facilitate youth-led peer trainings. The guide includes: basic information about HIV/AIDS and drug use; provides strategies for reducing sexual health and drug related harms; and addresses stigma and discrimination related to sexual behaviour and drug use.
We hope this guide provides you with the necessary tools to explore the concepts of harm reduction as they relate to the issues of hiv, sexual health and drug use.
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Ganesha, one of the national organisations closely supported by Youth RISE have completed a new research project on young people who use drugs in the cities of Osh and Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. The purpose of the project was to examine the impact of drug policies on young people who use drugs and to make recommendations for the improvement of drug policy for young people.
You can download any of our Annual reports from 2008 onwards through the links below: