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.

Taking Stock of the Year: Five Most Prominent Developments According to the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson


On the International Day for Human Rights, the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson drew attention to the major developments in the field of equal opportunities in 2017. "Together with the Office, we decided to distinguish the five most prominent developments that would make it easier for the public to assess how Lithuania succeeded this year," says Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson Agneta Skardžiuvienė.

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Agneta Skardžiuvienė

Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania

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