Human Rights Challenges

According to the 2016 Universal Periodic Review from the United Nations, the human rights challenges in Latvia relates to, among others: 

  • Violence against women and domestic violence
  • Gender equality
  • Racially motivated crimes
  • Human rights education for its citizens
  • Diversity, inclusion, racism, xenophobia and homophobia
  • Basic human rights of all detainees
  • Freedom of expression, of the press and opinion
  • Integration of minorities within the education system through intercultural, interethnic, and interreligious dialogue
  • Persons with disabilities regarding means to participate in politics

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Human Rights Academy’s projects

«Media literacy assessment, policy recommendations and integration into the education system.» (2022 - 2023)

  • Aim: The project´s goal is to improve media and information literacy (MIL) skills in Latvian society
  • Activities:
    1. Analysis of the impact and sustainability of media information literacy activities implemented by the public and the NGO sector
    2.Norwegian and Finnish experience of inter-institutional coordination in the field of media literacy and applying this experience to policy recommendations for the coordinated cooperation of Latvian public administration
    Participation in the preparation and submission of media and information literacy content in the framework of the new Guidelines for the Latvian Media Policy.
    4. Developing a media literacy curriculum and materials for the teachers in Latvian schools. 
  • Partners: Baltic Center for Media Excellence  (Riga, Latvia), Riga Garduate School of Law
  • Funding: Fund for Bilateral Relations of the EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanism
  • Read more: 
    April 2022: Media literacy assessment, policy recommendations and integration into the education system (Baltic Center for Media Literacy)


“The Traveling Democracy Lab”. A Media Literacy Campaign in the Baltics and Belarus (2020-2021)

  • Aim: Project's goals are  education, democracy and media literacy activities offering citizens, as media users, tools and insights which strengthen the ability to independently assess the credibility of different sources and to distinguish between information and dis- and misinformation.
  • Activities: Launching of travelling exhibition "Fake news" in schools, libraries and public spaces in the Baltic countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Estland) and Belarus. Carrying out workshops on human rights, critical thinking and media literacy.
  • Partners: Baltic Centre for Media Excellence (Riga, Latvia), Danish Cultural Institute, Nordic Journalist Centre (NJC), Swedish Media Council (TBC).
  • Funding: Nordic Council of Ministers.

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