The Andrey Rylkov Foundation

ARF is a grass-roots organization with a mission to promote and develop humane drug policy based on tolerance, protection of health, dignity and human rights. We use 4 key strategies: advocacy, human rights watchdog, service provision and capacity-building of affected communities.

Awarded for human rights activism

Awarded for human rights activism
ARF received an award for human rights activism from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Human Rights Watch (view small | med | large | orig)

Advocating for human rights!

Advocating for human rights!
ARF activist Irina Teplinskaya who is a drug user rights advocate, meets with the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to discuss issues of access to treatment and justice for drug users in Russia (view small | med | large | orig)

Action against ill treatment and overincarceration

Action against ill treatment and overincarceration
We organize public campaigns and actions against violations of the State that represses drug users while not providing essential services and help. Protest near the Federal Drug Control Service (view small | med | large | orig)

Team meeting

Team meeting
Since we dont have an office, we organize team and volunteer meetings and seminars in flats and small cafes, but we try to keep our team up to date and have education events as often as possible (view small | med | large | orig)

Syringe carpet in Moscow parks

Syringe carpet in Moscow parks
Drug use in Moscow is very widespread and some parks are covered with syringes - just like that! We organize regular actions to collect and discharge the syringes (view small | med | large | orig)

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