Invitation to Participate in Photo Contest “Faces of Diversity”


Professional and non - professional photographers are invited to participate in the photo contest and show Lithuanian society in its diversity.

Sexual Upbringing: Outdated material encourages discrimination against LGBT* community


The Seimas Ombudsman Raimondas Šukys, Acting Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson, established that the methodological tool for sexual upbringing promotes discrimination against LGBT* people. He recommended to the Center for Development of Upbringing (UPC) to change its content in such a way which would not form for the pupil a discriminatory attitude towards a different sexual orientation.

Discrimination on the basis of HIV: a person was not allowed to reside in a care facility


The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson has established that current legislation regulating the conditions and procedure for admission to social welfare institutions discriminates against people who are living with HIV or AIDS.

Prohibition of abortion would have negative impact on social situation of women in Lithuania


The hearings were held on September 20, 2017, at the Seimas Committee on Human Rights to assess the draft Law on the Protection of Life in the Prenatal Phase. The lawyers of the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson, who participated in them, are convinced that the adoption of such legislation would be a step backwards in the area of consolidating women's and men's equality.

Religious Teacher Discriminated Gay People in Class


On 13th of June, 2017 Agneta Skardžiuvienė, Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania, found that Telšiai Žemaitė Gymnasium violated the Law on Equal Treatment of the Republic of Lithuania by not ensuring the absence of discrimination and material promoting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in its curriculum. It has been confirmed that one of the school’s teachers, during a moral (religious) studies class, gave information that degraded gay individuals, promoting a negative attitude toward them and encouraging discrimination.

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Agneta Skardžiuvienė

Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania

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