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The first community foundation in Latvia 

Author:Providus

In its first decade of operation, the Talsi Regional Foundation will have to reconcile two different factors – the public’s desire to see quick results and the slow process of accumulating resources, which will occur gradually over the years. Read

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Current Human Rights Issues in Latvia in the 3rd Quarter of 2002 

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In accordance with the Law on the National Human Rights Office, the NHO must submit quarterly reports on the human rights situation and current issues in the country. This is the report on the 3rd quarter of 2002 which touches on issues regarding which the NHO has received the most complaints or on which it has provided conclusions or official opinions. The report also points out the most important activities of the NHO during this period.
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Alternative Report to the UN on the Situation regarding the Protection of the Rights of Children in Latvia 1998 – 2002 

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The Alternative Report to the UN on the Situation Regarding the Protection of the Rights of Children in Latvia 1998 – 2002
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National Human Rights Office 2001 Annual Report 

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The 2001 annual report of the National Human Rights Office has been prepared in accordance with the Law on the National Human Rights Office, which provides that the NHO must submit annual reports on its activities to the Saeima and the Cabinet. In this report, the NHO, on the basis of its work, has analysed current problems and their possible solutions in specific areas of human rights in Latvia in 2001. In the report, the National Human Rights Office also presents its activities aimed at providing information to society and improving legislation in Latvia.
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The Portrayal of Gender Roles in Latvian School Textbooks 

Author:Elizabete Picukane, Inese Kikule, Sonja Zemite

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In order to obtain objective information on the way gender roles are portrayed in school teaching materials, a study was done to analyse the occupations, leisure time activities, family status, appearance and other characteristics of persons portrayed in the texts and illustrations of school textbooks. The study covered 50 textbooks in Latvian currently used in comprehensive schools.
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Current Human Rights Issues in Latvia in the 1st Quarter of 2002 

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In accordance with the Law on the National Human Rights Office, the NHO must submit quarterly reports on the human rights situation and current issues in the country. This is the report on the 1st quarter of 2002. It covers issues regarding which the NHO has received the most complaints or on which it has provided conclusions or official opinions. The report also points out the most important activities of the NHO during this period.
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Current Human Rights Issues in Latvia in the 4th Quarter of 2002 

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In accordance with the Law on the National Human Rights Office, the NHO must submit quarterly reports on the human rights situation and current issues in the country. This is the report on the 4th quarter of 2002 which touches on issues regarding which the NHO has received the most complaints or on which it has provided conclusions or official opinions. The report also points out the most important activities of the NHO during this period.
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Maltaref 255x203

The EU referendum in Malta: slogans lose to negotiation results 1

Author:Providus

The EU supporters won out because they had a package to sell - the results of Malta’s EU negotiations - while the opposition only used slogans promoting a concept without any content. However, next month’s general elections will be Malta’s second EU referendum. Read

Greening 255x203

Public participation: standards, rules and tools 

Author:Providus

There are different ways to hold meetings and debates directly with the NGOs and the public. You can develop national ministerial road-shows going out to regions so that policy isn’t always perceived as being concentrated in Riga. Read

Majameza 255x203

Latvia – a cyber-terrorist off-shore? 

Author:Providus

If an anti-American cyber-terrorist is preparing to break into the security systems of the Pentagon, NATO or some other US defense organisation, he will look for a neutral country to use as an “off-shore” location for his cyber-attack. For example, Latvia, if we stick to the myth that isolationism brings security. Read