Examination of the current state of affairs with prison employment in the Latvian prison system, and examples of good practice in selected Latvian prisons.
The Latvian Centre for Human Rights with the financial support of the Canadian Embassy in Riga is proceeding with the second of a series of the four seminar cycle “Mobilizing Civil Society against Intolerance”. This seminar relates to racism and intolerance based on religion.
On March 1-3 the Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) staff Anhelita Kamenska, Laila Grāvere, Ilvija Pūce and Centre for Public Policy researcher Andrejs Judins visited the Netherlands to study independent local and national supervisory bodies of police cells and prisons, police and prison complaints bodies and visit several closed facilities.
The Latvian Centre for Human Rights, with the financial support by the Canadian Embassy in Riga, is organizing seminar concerning discrimination and intolerance on ground of sexual orientation, which is first semminar of "Mobilizing Civil Society against Intolerance" Series.
Latvian legislation, policy and practice still offer too few chances to people with intellectual disabilities (whose learning ability is significantly lower than average) to access education and employment. Although the numbers of children with intellectual disabilities attending mainstream schools are rising, the vast majority still attend special schools. Due to the complete lack of suitable, targeted employment programmes or initiatives, practically all people with intellectual disabilities have no work. They therefore have no chance of leading an independent life and are forced to rely on State benefits.