New study says violence against women is portrayed unethically in the media


The media monitoring revealed a troubling issue: victim-blaming articles and inappropriate writing on domestic violence against women is still a reality.

Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson Launches UN CEDAW Alternative Report


For the first time in the history of the institution, the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson provided the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) with an independent report on the situation of women's rights in Lithuania.

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.

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Agneta Skardžiuvienė

Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania

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