Olga Rychkova

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Olga Rychkova is a program officer for the International Harm Reduction Development Program, focusing on access to health and to justice for women marginalized for their drug use. 

Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations in June, 2009, Rychkova worked at Mainline, a harm reduction advocacy group in Amsterdam that works to protect health and rights of people who use drugs, and promote better public health policies for marginalized people. Rychkova holds a Master's degree in International Development from the University of Amsterdam, and has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.