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  The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson as a National Equality Body: Legal Regulation and Activities (2017)
Authors - Gediminas Andriukaitis, Birutė Sabatauskaitė, Lithuanian Human Rights Centre
This study was aimed at reviewing the activities of the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in the past decade as well as its objectives of and results achieved. It also sought to answer the question as to what the future role of the Lithuanian national equality body could and should be. The study is based on several reports on the implementation of EC directives containing valuable insights on the activities of national equality bodies as well as on the publications of the European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET) and the published material of the Equality Law Network. The authors have not only reviewed the activities of the Office in terms of EU legal requirements and international legal standards, but also tried to gain insight into the views of decision makers, social partners and NGO representatives concerning the activities of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania, what are their current expectations and requirements for the future. 

Edited by dr. Artūras Tereškinas and dr. Jolanta Reingardė
The project “Modern Men in Enlarged Europe: Developing Innovative Gender Equality Strategies” has attempted to create a sustainable change in gender identities by encouraging men to embrace new and modern gender roles and to overcome gender stereotypes. Parental leave is used as a means to challenge hegemonic gender identities and create new images of men as caregivers in different European countries. 
 
 
Between Paid and Unpaid Work: Family Friendly Policies and Gender Equality in Europe (2006)
Edited by dr. Jolanta Reingardė
This book is based on the common research methodology developed within the framework of the project “”Modern Men in Enlarged Europe II: Family Friendly Policies”. The qualitative and quantitative research was carried out in all project partner countries: Denmark, Iceland, Italy and Lithuania. The research marked an attempt to focus on men’s participation in work-family reconciliation processes and to develop better knowledge of how employed fathers fulfill their roles both within the family and at work and what mechanisms at political, institutional and individual levels could facilitate them to balance these roles and achieve more equal gender relationship at home. The research considered such questions as: To what extent do fathers and their partners encounter the conflict between work and family roles? What are good practices of father’s role in creating gender sensitive work-family balance? What are employers’ attitudes towards gender equal family-friendly policies? More generally, why is it important for men to become involved with gender equality?
  Men Do It- Stories of Fathers on Parental Leave (2005)

What are the experiences of men on parental leave? What reactions do they get from their friends, colleagues, relatives? Does it change their relationship with their partner? Why does a man with a pram attract so much public attention? These and other questions were posed to the fathers in Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania and Malta by researchers doing a qualitative study within the project “Modern Men in Enlarged Europe: Developing Innovative Gender Equality Strategies”.

 

Fathers on Parental Leave-Research Report (2005)

A Joint Report based on qualitative research with fathers on leave, employers and decision makers in Lithuania, Iceland, Denmark and Malta.

Reasearchers: Lea Vedel Drews, Franz Wilhelm Cybulski (Denmark), Ingólfur V. Gíslason, Gísli Hrafn Atlason (Iceland), Jolanta Reingardė, Artūras Tereškinas, Arnoldas Zdanevičius (Lithuania), Celia Callus (Malta).

Agneta Skardžiuvienė

Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania

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