Posts published in Day: March 8, 2020

Second and third cases of coronavirus confirmed in Latvia

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Officials in Latvia confirmed March 8 a second case of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been detected in the country, and later in the day also confirmed a third case. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said the second case had been confirmed following the latest batch of tests, meaning that two cases had now been recorded out of a total of 222 tests carried out. LSM’s Latvian language service reported…

Let Anete explain Women’s Day in Latvia to you!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

March 8 is International Women’s Day in Latvia, and who better to tell us what it’s all about than a Latvian woman? More specifically, who better than Anete Germane, whose YouTube channel is a goldmine of information about all things Latvian, from the alphabet to traditional methods fortune telling. For March 8 Anete has produced a video explaining Inernational Women’s Day in a Latvian context and you can watch it above…

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Latvia

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Officials in Latvia confirmed a second case of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been detected in the country. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said the second case had been confired following the latest batch of tests, meaning that two cases have now been recorded out of a total of 222 tests carried out. LSM’s Latvian language service reported the new patient was female and returned to Latvia March 7…

International Women’s Day 2020 (Video)

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage in 2020. Register to attend the event at the United Nations Headquarters, or tune in for the live webcast at unwomen.org. Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—a progressive roadmap for gender equality—it’s time to take stock of progress and bridge the gaps that remain through bold, decisive actions. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (8…

‘Men Are Flowers’ – photography project bares bodies and vulnerabilities of Lithuanian men

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Men should not be left behind on International Women’s Day, decided two Lithuanian artists and asked 12 of them to bare their bodies and souls in front of the camera. ‘Men Are Flowers’, a project by Neringa Rekašiūtė and Edita Mažutavičiūtė, has 12 men – from decorated athletes to ordinary people of diverse ages, social classes and sexual orientations – pose nude with flowers. “On March 8, it is often…