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 project

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

  • Aim: Project's goals is 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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