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In Latvia Today at 16:092 a women’s solidarity march against violence will be held in Riga

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The Women’s Solidarity March held its fourth year. Photograph: Martin Otto, TVNET

Beata Jonite, the center’s political coordinator, announced that “Centrs Marta”, which celebrates Women’s Day, will organize the fifth women’s solidarity march against violence on 8 March.

The march will begin at 11.30 am at Doma Square and from there the procession will proceed along Saeima along Jēkaba ​​Street and end at Jēkaba ​​Square. The theme of the march this year will be violence against women and the elimination of domestic violence.

“Marta” points out that violence has many facets – “it happens here, with us, sometimes even in our homes, but we choose not to recognize it”.

One out of every three women experiences domestic violence. It is said that one in five women suffers from the persecution of their ex-partners. More than half of the women have been sexually harassed.

“We hide our experiences because we are ashamed and feel guilty. We blame the women who have been subjected to violence because the perpetrator was their choice. The police still do not see the possibility of punishing those who catch young women and girls. The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence or the Istanbul “We are among six European Union (EU) countries that still have not ratified the Convention, and this must be changed urgently,” he said. highlights.

The event is supported by the “Active Citizens Fund” funded by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

It is a program of financial instruments implemented in Latvia with the aim of strengthening civil society and citizen participation.

Source: Tv Net

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