One step closer – women share their experiences on institutional collaboration in domestic violence cases
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One step closer – women share their experiences on institutional collaboration in domestic violence cases

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2018. gada 8. februāris Read more
During UN 16 days of Violence, MARTA Centre organizes multiple events for professionals and the general public
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During UN 16 days of Violence, MARTA Centre organizes multiple events for professionals and the general public

16 DAYS AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE  From 25th of November to 10th of December 2017   As every year, starting on 25th of November 2017 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN 16-day long Activism Against Gender-based Violence has also been launched. The 16-day marathon...

2017. gada 3. decembris Read more
Within the 5 consecutive months, 74 clients sought help from MARTA Centre
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Within the 5 consecutive months, 74 clients sought help from MARTA Centre

This Spring and Summer season has been exceptionally busy for the service team at MARTA Centre, as every week they provided professional assistance for roughly 40 women and their children.Read more …

2017. gada 21. septembris Read more
MARTA’s Holidays of Inspiration
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MARTA’s Holidays of Inspiration

TURN YOUR FACE TOWARD THE SUN, AND THE SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU/ProverbRiga, August 2017Initially the idea of organising MARTA’s summer holiday camp was considered too risky by both – MARTA’s experts and future participants due to possible professional and emotional risks and limited funding available. However, now...

2017. gada 13. septembris Read more
Violence against women has no specific age
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Violence against women has no specific age

Violence against women has no specific age. Most often elderly women do not talk about violence that they have experienced; statistics show that globally in 80 % of cases women do not report to anyone about the experience.MARTA’s discussions with Latvian medical workers - doctors, general practitioners, doctors from emergency...

2017. gada 14. jūlijs Read more
MARTA asks the Parliament to support an amendment in the Latvian Criminal Law
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MARTA asks the Parliament to support an amendment in the Latvian Criminal Law

MARTA has sent letters to Latvian Parliament members to ask them to support an amendment in the Latvian Criminal Law. This amendment would allow to prosecute perpetrators of domestic violence even without the victim’s complaint and to impose harsher penalties.Here you can see the translated text of the letters that have been sent...

2017. gada 14. aprīlis Read more
MARTA stands in solidarity with the Irish colleagues
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MARTA stands in solidarity with the Irish colleagues

Centre MARTA has received an invitation to support our Irish colleagues in their request for their Parliament to pass the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill today, on the 14th of February. It recognises prostitution and wider sexual abuse as both a cause and consequence of inequality between women and men, and shifts the power balance in...

2017. gada 13. februāris Read more
On the 21st of January women across the globe organized themselves in a March in solidarity
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On the 21st of January women across the globe organized themselves in a March in solidarity

On the 21st of January women across the globe organized themselves in a March in solidarity with the American women’s rights activists. On this day a march was organized also in Riga. The aim was to condemn the intolerance expressed by the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, as well as to demonstrate the unity and...

2017. gada 26. janvāris Read more
UNTOLD STORIES
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UNTOLD STORIES

There are many untold stories in the world, mostly because it has not been safe to tell them. I think everyone had a moment in their lives when you just have to hold back the tears and keep quiet. In most cases, these stories remain untold, yet are never forgotten.In the MARTA centre, every week fifty courageous women tell their stories...

2016. gada 6. decembris Read more
International conference HOW TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
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International conference HOW TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

The Resource Centre for Women MARTA together with the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia – Saeima, and with the financial support of Society Integration Foundation will launch international conference “How to stop domestic violence?” to evaluate what has been achieved in fight against domestic violence and to explore...

2016. gada 6. decembris Read more