Regional: Europe: Latvia: Society_and_Culture
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Association for Street Children
Group promotes policy change and public opinion to get support for material and social services for children living on the street. Also, helps NGO's coordinate efforts to better assist the clients. Page includes list of emergency contact numbers and ways to help. [Latvian, English]
Children's Village of Grasi
Latvian orphanage. Accommodates children in distressful situations. Page includes list of support activities and an interactive map of the facility. [Latvian, English, German, French]
Offers information about legal rights and product safety. Also, conducts investigation on consumer issues.
Cultural Policies in Europe: Latvia
Access to data, facts, trends and summaries of current debates on national cultural policy developments in Latvia.
Grand Lodge of Latvia
Historic background of the freemason organization in Latvia. Page includes list of international lodges that recognize this chapter. [German, English, Latvian]
Hope For Lativa
Christian charity supports low income families with material help, education and training support, and pastoral ministry. Page includes information about services, projects and newsletter.
Legal information internet catalogue, which offers annotated information on Latvian and world legal information. The catalogue is searchable by resource type, subjects, language and regions. In English and Latvian.
Includes information about the author, family, and Latvian history. Features a collections of animated gifs, images of heroinne and favorite links.
Helps people with Jewish genealogy research in Latvia through publications, bibliographies, details of graves, records of known holocaust information, cooperating with related groups, and surname finder forums.
Materials about Latvian folklore and art. Includes a groups catalogue which contains descriptions, photos and sound recordings of national folk groups.
The Latvian Language
A Short History of the Latvian Language. The Sounds of the Latvian Language. Materials for Learning Latvian.
Latvian Language and Culture.
Some maps, but mostly information and photos on Latvian cuisine, folksongs, folkart, folkdances, pagan customs.
Magazine for and about Latvians around the world, with news, chat and classifieds.
Sharing the culture, history and culture through graphics, writing samples and photo essays from a perspective of an exiled national. Includes related links.
Policy studies, reviews and articles on public policy issues in Latvia.
Soros Foundation Latvia
Funds programs and cooperative partners to support an open society in the country. Describes grants awarded and open competitions.
Vik's Latvian Heritage
Describes the genealogy of the families of Dizgalvis and Vins from the towns of Dunika and Mazstraupes before and after WWII. Includes historic photos, the effect of the Russian occupation on the country, and fortunes of the living known relatives.
A site devoted to the minority indigenous Livonian nation residing in Latvia.
Youth for Understanding (YFU)
Latvian division of non-profit organization that offers educational exchange opportunities to young people ages 15 to 18 from countries worldwide. Includes details about the country's school system and culture.
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