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Association Resource Centre for Women "Marta"

National Network: 
Brivibas street 183/1 - 30
+371 6 7378539
+371 6 7378538
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
+371 2 9264898
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Member organisations 23 + 41 individual members, the board consists of 5 persons, there is staff of 15 persons + volunteers.
Financial resources of the organisation include different projects, several foundations, individual donations, and private sector.
The main directions of the work:
1) to provide social services (lawyer, psychologist, psychotherapist, social worker, couching specialist) for women in difficult life situations (domestic violence, sex trafficking, and prostitution);
2) to promote equality between women and men by making campaigns and providing policy advocacy;
3) education (language studies – English, Latvian, as well as work with young boys and girls in the groups).
Cooperation is made with institutions as Equality NOW, the European Women's Lobby, Swedish Women Martha Association in Finland, S-Kvinnor in Sweden, Zontas in Stockholm, etc.

Mission and Objectives: 

Mission of the Organization:
To promote the protection of women`s rights and the betterment of the socioeconomic situation of women.
The goal of the Resource Center for Women "Marta" is to facilitate gender equality and to protect the rights of women in Latvia.

Main Projects / Activities: 

- To facilitate the social integration of low-income women;
- To secure support services for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and prostitution;
- To develop broad cooperation between women`s organizations and facilitate a network of cooperation between women`s organizations in Latvia;
- To influence and monitor processes of political development.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Iluta Lace
Head of the organisation: 
Iluta Lace
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Dita Lace

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