Country Latvia
Year 2011
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Free legal aid (state-financed) is available only to the groups who are applicable to it (- low income groups) regardless the nature of the crime.

The non-governmental organization "Marta" provides free legal advice to all women victims of domestic violence within the project "Legal aid for women suffering from family violence", financially supported by the National Charity Campaign of Norway.  The goal of the project is to provide professional legal aid free of charge for women suffering from domestic violence and to change public opinion about domestic violence issues.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Latvia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011