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Association Resource Centre for Women "Marta"

National Network: 
Latvia
Address: 
Brivibas street 183/1 - 30
Riga
Latvia
Telephone: 
+371 6 7378539
Fax: 
+371 6 7378538
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
+371 2 9264898
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2000
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.
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The goal of the Resource Center for Women "Marta" is to facilitate gender equality and to protect the rights of women in Latvia.
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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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