History

On year 1998. 10. of april was founded the Latvian Women with disabilities association “Aspazija”

to help women with disabilities integrate in society. To give necessary psychological and moral support as well as possibilities for education and acquiring of different skills. Receive different information. Make society aware of disabled persons problems using help of media. Collaborate with local government, state institutions, firms and and similar organizations in the Latvian republic and foreign countries. The association has made 10 support groups in Latvian cities and counties.

On year 1999. 6. of january was founded the Latvian Women with disabilities association “Aspazija” Jelgavas department.

In the association from different ages and nationality in Jelgava and near Jelgava living women with disabilities are united together. Those are women who suffer from different illnesses and illness induced consequences. Women can visit organized meet ups each month by the society, cultural events, seminars, lectures, but actively make Jelgavas organizations work by finding yourself a close working field.

On year 2002. 24. of may was founded the Jelgavas women organization “Zvaigzne”.

The society is legally independent which has its own on the spot solvable problems and interests.

In the association from different ages, religion and nationality in Jelgava and near Jelgava living women with disabilities are united together. Those are women who suffer from different illnesses and illness induced consequences.

The aim of the society is to help women with disabilities integrate in society. To give them necessary psychological, moral and material support. Possibilities for education and acquiring of different skills. Receive different information. Make society aware of disabled persons problems using help of media. Collaborate with local government, state institutions, firms and and similar organizations in Jelgava, in the Latvian republic and foreign countries.

Thereby we take part in making disabled people problems known to the wide public and we try to solve these problems by advancing the law in the disabled people sector. This active operation is local and on a international level. We have a lot of partners, firms, merchants, private persons, friends and family which give us material, moral support in every situation.

IN YEAR 2005. 9. OF MAY WE BECAME REGISTERED AS A SOCIETY

2005. OCTOBER – PUBLIC GOODNESS STATUS HOLDERS.

The society doesn’t really accept that a disabled person is same as a regular person and the society insists that a disabled person is much more different. Disabled women have it much more harder and they struggle in various jobs. “Zvaigzne” organizes various events and make many projects in our organizations, in the society and in other organizations so that women with disabilities could faster adapt to their life. This all serves “Zvaigzne” sustainability and capacity building. “Zvaigzne” has created a favorable environment for every woman with problems and possibilities for dealing with them.

”Zvaigzne’’ likes to make people smile and get the same back in return. That is a mutual good energy exchange. Its a great feeling when there is so much positive around that a smile just naturally occurs by seeing an acquaintance, a close person or a far away person.