Each child only has one childhood. It goes by in joys and sorrows, building the foundation for the rest of their lives. This is a time when a child’s curiosity and desire to discover the world interact with how the world actually works. This is not an easy time for adults either. They are the ones who create the environment around their child – safe or unsafe – depending on their knowledge and experience.
Our goal is to promote safe, respectful relationships and prevent violence against children be it domestic, in communication with their peers or society as a whole. By advocating for a safe childhood, we want to help children grow into stronger, more independent and happier adults, as well as better future parents.
Special competence in the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Violence has a fundamental impact on a child’s life. But how big problem is it?
In order for every child to grow up safely, children, parents and professionals require knowledge and skills, as well as support and a chance to experience a dignified attitude for themselves. That is why Dardedze Centre:
- provides psychological support to children who have been victims of violence as well as to their families;
- promotes safe relationships in children’s lives by providing training for adults and children;
- actively advocates for an organised child protection system at state and local government level.
Dardedze is the only organization in Latvia that specializes in preventing the sexual exploitation of children.
Our organization’s strategy for 2023-2027.
Organisation’s Children’s Rights Protection Policy.
"Imagine yourself in child's shoes" campaign.