Andrey Rylkov Foundation
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ARF Advocacy:  ARF advocacy at the national level


October 18th, 2016

Court declared the Rospotrebnadzor's decision to ban the presence of an HIV-positive citizen of Tajikistan in Russia as illegal


October 18th, 2016

The Moscow City Court affirmed the decision of Horoshevsky District Court from August 30 and has refused the Ministry of Justice request to lay charges against Andrey Rylkov Foundation.


February 8th, 2016

Mikhail Golichenko, Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, about case from Russian which represents one of the clearest examples of how stigma and discrimination against people who use drugs, people living with HIV and people living with TB feed into the state’s inability to ensure an adequate response to TB.


February 8th, 2016

UNIADS Executive Director finally responded to the open letter from civil society organizations which was sent in advance to the 5th Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference to take place in Moscow in March 2015.


October 23rd, 2015

An example of our work on protecting the rights of people who use drugs in Moscow.


October 14th, 2015

An open letter co-signed by 18 international, regional and national organizations being addressed to foreign members of the conference organizing committee and all other potential foreign participants of the 5th Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference that will take place in Moscow in March 2016.


July 11th, 2015

On the 26th of June the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice (ARF), together with the representatives from the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD) took part in the international “Support. Don't punish” campaign.


May 8th, 2014

The 5th Edition of the Health and Human Rights Resource Guide highlights the example of encouraging implementation of CESCR recommendations on opioid substitution treatment in Russia based on Andrey Rykov Foundation case.


September 4th, 2013

In the morning, on the 4th of September, people passing the building of Ministry of Health on Rakhmanovsky Pereulok in Moscow could see a huge yellow banner "TREAT HEPATITIS C? IT IS CHEAPER TO BURY. MINISTRY OF HEALTH" stretched on the fence. Next to the banner, there was a man in a doctor’s robe with a mask, symbolizing Dr. Death who preferred not to treat but to kill patients, as it would be much cheaper for the state budget.


May 16th, 2012

ARF is proud to have organized several events at Occupy Abai (Moscow's Occupy camp). First, On May 12-15 ARF provided hepatitis C and HIV testing and counselling to dozens of the camp's activists. Then, on May 15, ARF organized a seminar on harm reduction, called "Alternative approach to drug use in an authoritarian state", for about 100 Occupy members.