Women affected by violence will help each other
According to the World Health Organization, at least 1 out of 3 women have experienced partner violence in their local environment, but when they dare to talk about it, part of the society greets them with accusations - "what did you say to him?", “it’s your own fault” as a study by the Human Rights Monitoring Institute was presented. In order to encourage women to speak and seek for help, without prejudice to possible preconceptions and negative reactions, Lithuania is launching the first virtual forum for female victims of violence at MoterysMoterims.lt. Women will be informed about the new platform in a two-week campaign on TV, media, social networks and public spaces (see the video bellow).
Nomination for Lithuanian human rights Oscars launched
The sixth edition of the National Equality and Diversity Awards is looking for its nominees. The Lithuanian public is invited to name the most remarkable human rights initiatives of 2018.
New public service ad "Palaikyk" brings victim blaming into public discussion
"Palaikyk" ("Support") is the name of a new public service campaign ad by the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson. The campaing strives to inspire the society to support women who open up about the experience of abuse and violence.
"Price Has No Gender" – awareness raising campaign to change different pricing for men and women
The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania just started the “Price Has No Gender” campaign to raise awareness about the fact that the same beauty and leisure services are still priced differently for women and men, even though it is against equal treatment laws in Lithuania.
Expert: Equality Bodies should be independent and efficient
The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson hold the conference “Effective Protection Against Discrimination: How to Become the Best at What We Do?” in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania on the 20th December. Patrick Charlier, Member of the Executive Board of EQUINET, the European Network bringing together equality bodies across Europe, spoke about the international requirements for equality bodies. In his interview before the conference Mr. Charlier states the indispensability of strong and independent equality bodies to overcoming discrimination in society.