ARF is proud to have organized several events at Occupy Abai (Moscow’s Occupy camp).
First, On May 12-15, reacting to President Putin’s aide’s remark about the need to “smash the protesters’ livers”, our outreach team highlighted the importance of liver health by arranging hepatitis C testing for Occupy members. We provided test kits, condoms, and information materials. In addition, dozens of activists were tested for HIV.
Then, on May 15, ARF organized a seminar on harm reduction, called “Alternative approach to drug use in an authoritarian state”. The event was a success, and about 100 Occupy members took part. ARF activists Arseniy Pavlovsky, Maxim Malyshev, Alexander Delphinov spoke about harm reduction basics, discussed drug policy, and held a questions and answers session. In addition, Tania Evlampieva from Focus-Media’s Dance for Life project also shared her positive experience 0f working at the harm reduction program in Irkutsk.
Photo: Nina Re (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1546157934)
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