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Approved projects: Organisational grants in programme Democratic culture

About project

  • Executer: Center Dardedze
  • Project title: A secure childhood - a secure future
  • Regions of execution: Latvia
  • Project budget: 100 000 euro
  • Project status: Closed
  • Cooperation partners from donor countries:
  • Project contact person: Anda Avena, email:, phone: +371 26752708

Center Dardedze has made the prevention of sexual abuse of children at all levels - primary, secondary and tertiary - a strategic priority of its activities. Center Dardedze will purposefully work to prevent any kind of violence against child, paying extra attention towards prevention of sexual violence and abuse of a child. In order to achieve the goal, the civic organization will organize at least one campaign and conference per year, thus promoting the actualization of the problem, awareness among professionals in the field and parents, as well as offering potential solutions to the situation. Center Dardedze will also purposefully work to protect the interests of children by organizing or participating in working groups and meetings formed by state institutions or other non-governmental organizations, working on the development of common terminology, improvement and / or creation of law and policy documents, always taking into account the best interests of the child.

Considering the fact that there is still a high tolerance for violence in society and a lack of necessary research and data to promote positive change, especially at a time when digitalization is leading to new forms of violence that are not always recognized, Center Dardedze will carry out two studies about the understandings and knowledge of violence against children in society in general and among the professionals.

Center Dardedze also plans to develop a plan for prevention of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children in specific municipalities of Latvia by conducting a desk research and assessment of services available in municipalities, organizing and leading working groups with specialists, policy makers and target group. By using the obtained data in the desk research, working groups, as well as on the developed plan, training for specialists who work with children on a daily basis will be developed and implemented.



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