MARTA urges Amnesty International to Protect the Most Vulnerable Women
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MARTA urges Amnesty International to Protect the Most Vulnerable Women

MARTA, alongside other women rights movements, calls upon all Amnesty International members to take the steps necessary to protect the human rights of prostituted persons and reject the Amnesty International proposed policy of full decriminalization of the sex industry, including the decriminalization of those who inflict abuse, violence...

2015. gada 11. augusts Read more
Why sex-offenders in Latvia remain jail-free?
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Why sex-offenders in Latvia remain jail-free?

The most recent lenient court judgment in Liepaja, a western-most sea-side town of Latvia, adopting sentences of 240 hours of community service and one year probation period for the two adult men pleading guilty of repeated and prolonged lewd conduct with a minor (5 year old girl) have highlighted the dismissive attitudes towards sex...

2015. gada 4. augusts Read more
New social assistance schemes to promote income generating opportunities for most vulnerable households
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New social assistance schemes to promote income generating opportunities for most vulnerable households

Iluta Lāce, director of the MARTA Centre participated in the final conference “New social assistance schemes to promote income generating opportunities for most vulnerable households” (Tashkent, Chirchik, Kibray, Syrdarya district – Uzbekistan) on 19th June in Tashkent. MARTA has extensive experience in...

2015. gada 29. jūnijs Read more
Empowering women and girls in Central Asia: Stories from the field
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Empowering women and girls in Central Asia: Stories from the field

https://vimeo.com/132193437Marta will participate in the lab on 4th June in EU Development days in Brussels. The aim of the lab is to share action-oriented recommendations on how to eliminate discrimination and violence against women thus removing the obstacles to women’s and girls’ economic empowerment. The debate will focus...

2015. gada 29. maijs Read more
MARTA participates in EU Development days on 3-4 June in Brussels
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MARTA participates in EU Development days on 3-4 June in Brussels

More info: http://www.eudevdays.eu/content/promotion-materials

2015. gada 8. maijs Read more
Resource Centre for Women
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Resource Centre for Women "Marta" is working with victims of human trafficking since 2002

Indeed, human trafficking is a fact in Latvia. There have been cases of human beings trafficked for hard forced work abroad, yet more often children and women are given false promises and later on trafficked for sex slavery against their will. When estimating income from work in agriculture, the service sphere or au pair service, few...

2015. gada 16. marts Read more
Recommendations for Prevention of Gender Based Violence and Women’s Economic Empowerment
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Recommendations for Prevention of Gender Based Violence and Women’s Economic Empowerment

During the conference Prevention of Violence – Precondition for Economic Empowerment of Women (Riga, 3rd March 2015) the participants representing women’s organisations and non-governmental organizations from a number of countries developed a series of recommendations within the scope of UN Millenium Development Goals and...

2015. gada 7. marts Read more
MARTA launches campaign „You Are Vulnerable” (Arī Tevi var ievainot).
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MARTA launches campaign „You Are Vulnerable” (Arī Tevi var ievainot).

MARTA continues its work on fighting human trafficking and calls on society to be more vigilant and active, and to support victims instead of blaming them.People in Latvia and all over the world are being sold every day. We like to think it will never happen to us yet we all have vulnerabilities and might become enslaved and...

2014. gada 16. jūlijs Read more
Law protects women and children
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Law protects women and children

The resource centre for women "Marta" supports 200 to 300 women every year, who have suffered from violence at home. Violence against women by their intimate partners is one of the most complex forms of gender crimes. It is still not recognized as a serious crime even among specialists in Latvia.

2014. gada 27. februāris Read more
U.S. Embassy nominates Iluta Lace
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U.S. Embassy nominates Iluta Lace

The Ambassador of the United States of the America Mark A.Pekala will hold a reception on 20th February 2014 in honor of Iluta Lace. Invited guest include employees and volunteers of MARTA Centre, MPs, police officers and representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of...

2014. gada 19. februāris Read more