Presentation of Study "Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Access to Education and Employment in Latvia"

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.

Published : 2005-12-13

Training Seminar “Suicide Prevention in Prisons”: summary

Training Seminar “Suicide Prevention in Prisons”: summary

In order to promote understanding among the custodial staff about suicide related problems, and develop skills in providing first aid in cases of suicide attempts in prisons, on May 18, 2005 the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies in cooperation with the Social Rehabilitation Department of the Latvian Prison Services organised a training seminar “Suicide Prevention in Prisons”.

Published : 2005-05-19