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.

Outreach work in Mariino

Outreach work in Mariino
Outreach in summer is fun and very dynamic! (view small | med | large | orig)

Providing health materials and advice

Providing health materials and advice
Our volunteer medical advisor goes out at nights to provide information, rapid testing and counselling to drug users (view small | med | large | orig)

Cleaning the city from dirty needles

Cleaning the city from dirty needles
Together with our drug user participants we regularly organize actions on cleaning Moscow from dirty needles as no other services do that (view small | med | large | orig)

Campaigning for more humane drug policies

Campaigning for more humane drug policies
Together with leading Russian activists we advocate for humane drug policies, access to treatment & dignity for drug users. This is our joint action with Pussy Riot for decriminalization of drug use (view small | med | large | orig)

Social work with women drug users

Social work with women drug users
We make a special effort to involve women drug users into our work - providing them with specific materials, separate seminars and gender specific information and advice (view small | med | large | orig)

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