Latvia

Zero Tolerance for Abuse of Children

Organization: MARTA - Resource Center for Womengeneric2
Project: Zero Tolerance for Abuse of Children
Location: Riga, Latvia
Target group:

The Marta center provides free legal and psychological support for women who are victims of domestic violence. The project is allowing the organization to expand its work to include children who are victims of sexual abuse. By developing a teamwork model for social workers, psychologists and lawyers, child victims of sexual abuse and their non-abusive family members receive help to diminish the consequences of their trauma.

Read more: www.marta.lv

Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg@childhood.org

Roma Baby School

Organisation: Centre for Education Initiatives
Project:  Roma Baby School
  
Location: Daugavpils, Latvia
Target group: families at risk

Roma children are often underrepresented in pre-schools and kindergartens in Latvia. When Roma children do not attend school-preparatory activities, combined with the fact that many do not grow up speaking Latvian, the children face challenges the moment they begin school. The goal of the project is to ensure that Roma children have the same opportunities as non-Roma to obtain an education on equal terms, thereby becoming equal members of society. The project consists of a baby school programme for Roma parents and their children (under the age of 5), containing fun activities for caregivers and young children with a focus on child-centered methodologies and parent education.

Read more: http://www.iic.lv/

Contact person at Childhood:

Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg@childhood.org

Roma Children in School

Organisation: Centre for Education Initiatives
Project:  Roma Children in School, Jelgava
  
Location: Jelgava, Latvia
Target group: Families at risk

In Latvia, many Roma children face challenges in receiving equal education and integrating into the local community due to segregation, language barriers and financial and social difficulties in their families. The goal of the project is to provide Roma children with equal opportunities in obtaining an education while also involving their parents. Activities will mainly take place in an after-school centre where children are provided targeted school-related support. The project also aims to develop recommendations to schools and education authorities for a support system for Roma students.

Read more: http://www.iic.lv/

Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg@childhood.org