How to survive in a non-supportive environment: Experience from Russia. Ivan Varentsov ( Andr e y Rylkov Foundation) 21.07.2014. AIDS 2014, Melbourne. Few words about ARF. G rass-roots organization from Moscow established in 2009
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How to survive in a non-supportive environment: Experience from Russia
Ivan Varentsov(AndreyRylkov Foundation)
AIDS 2014, Melbourne
No matter the political and even financial issues – we always could go out on the streets to provide support to individuals and help people to save their lives.
- Legal support (including street lawyers)
And we try to inspire community activism by involving out participants in relevant ARF activities at all levels
ARF constantly appeals to the relevant international Institutions aimed to protect the Human Rights regarding the abuse of the rights of IDUs in Russia on health, on the access for the adequate evidence based treatment. Some examples:
2014 - Shadow Report to the UN Human Rights Committee in relation to the review of the 7th Periodic Report of the Russian Federation
2011 – 2013 ARF coordinated the completion and submission of 3 individual compliances to ECHR against Russia regarding the restriction of access to OST
2012 - report to the International Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on implementation by the Russian Federation of article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as it relates to access of people who inject drugs to drug treatment and HIV prevention, care and treatment programs.
2011 - Shadow Report to the UN Committee against Torture in relation to the review of the Fifth Periodic Report of the Russian Federation.
Have no idea.
Probably there are no any in nearest future.
But we should continue to do what we can.