2016

Day of Action 2016

OHI and ARF coordinated actions in Moscow, St Petersbourg, Ivanovo, Irkutsk, Ekaterinburg, Tolyatti, Samara, Alemetyevsk and Kaliningrad. Actions included social media outreach and a photo project, as well as sensitisation and outreach activities to provide information about human rights and the campaign to people who use drugs, and to gather their opinions about drug policies. An additional event took place in St Petersburg to provide HIV testing and consulting services with mobile laboratories, distribute t-shirts and take photos. A training on human rights was also held for clients of the City Narcological Hospital.

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2015

Day of Action 2015

For the third year in a row, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation organised a Support. Don’t Punish event in Moscow. They mobilised participants of their “harm reduction project” in Moscow, they created a Facebook group to collate photos from across Central Asia. An audio track was also recorded in support of the campaign, and activists gathered in front of the main building of the Federal Drug Control Service. The picketing in front of the Federal Office was inspiring, with nine activists holding signs with different slogans in support of humane drug policies, along the whole street in front of the Office, making sure that there was a 50 meter distance between each of them – in accordance with Russian law.

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2014

Day of Action 2014

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice coordinated a media release and photo shoot in Moscow – featuring members of the infamous Russian punk group “Pussy Riot”. Their engagement in the campaign helped to grab the attention of the media around the world.

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2014

Day of Action 2014

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice coordinated a media release and photo shoot in Moscow – featuring members of the infamous Russian punk group “Pussy Riot”. Their engagement in the campaign helped to grab the attention of the media around the world.

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2013

Day of Action 2013

 

In Moscow, the “Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice” and partners held an action in front of the Federal Drug Control Service. The event aimed to highlight the harsh drug policies in Russia – with participants bringing placards, pretend skulls and instruments of torture as presents for the Russian drug police.

Activists also filed a petition based on a report in the Health and Human Rights Journal and calling for the development of more humane drug policies.

Lead organisation: Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice

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