MARTA conducted an advocacy meeting on 14.08.2018 with 7 participants
Within the meeting, key elements in the agenda were safe shelter for elderly women in life dangerous situations and functioning crises intervention in cases of violence. Participants included experts from MARTA Centre, the director of Social Service Department and the director of legal department of Ministry of Welfare, director of the Welfare Department of the Riga City Council and the director of Housing and Environment department of the Riga City Council. Riga City Council representatives told about limitations and difficulties of the offering support for elderly women.
The discussion was about possible crises intervention program that would be based on the real needs of the victim. The discussion was concluded by the agreement to continue the development of the ideas of possible support from Riga City Council to anonymous shelter.
Advocacy meeting report and presentation.