Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

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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.

March 18th, 2015

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation (ARF) needs your help again. We are running out of our supplies and need funds to purchase it in order to make it untill June.

July 4th, 2014

A protest in Moscow within Support don't Punish campaign on 26.06. marking the U.N. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking has highlighted the ‘torture’ drug users are put through in the Russian criminal justice system

June 25th, 2014

Russian activists, including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina of the Pussy Riot who have been recently released from prison and witnessed many atrocities of the Russian war on drugs joined the ‘Support. Don’t Punish’ campaign.

May 20th, 2014

Dear friends, Today we decided to share with you a report on a recent Subbotnik –  when ARF and our friends and participants drug users decided to help clean the city from the used needles and syringes. One of the greatest problems for our work is that there is no recycling system for used syringes – […]

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.

July 7th, 2013

Harm-reduction activists take to the streets of Bucharest to warn the authorities of alarming public health risks

June 25th, 2013

Campaign against repressive drug policy in Russia to be held in Moscow on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

January 2nd, 2013

We have established productive relations with the drug users community. Some of our participants enthusiastically share our values and beliefs and actively involve their friends and acquaintances in the project activities. They distribute prevention materials, syringes and carry out secondary outreach activities.

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.