107 years left to reach gender parity in Eastern Europe


According to Global Gender Gap Report, Lithuania dropped from 24th to 33rd place in 2019. The index, published by World Economic Forum, measures gender equality progress in 153 countries.

Gender-based violence prevention will be ensured by bridging the institutional gaps


The barriers at the institutional level, miscommunication and miscoordination of agencies are seen as heavy obstacles for an effective prevention of gender-based violence. Gender stereotypes in education system, schools and classes are also causing difficulties to eradicate the problem from its very begining.

Gender statistics in the Baltic states: new interactive data published


The national statistical office “Statistics Lithuania” announced new data on gender statistics in the Baltics. It covers a wide range of topics that characterize the current gender equality situation, measuring gaps between women and men.

The UN CEDAW Committee adopted recommendations for Lithuania


Every 5 years the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) issues recommendations for different member countries on the progress of women‘s rights. After the process of evaluation, the Committee just recently adopted its „Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Lithuania“.

21 European equality bodies turn attention to gender-based violence


21 European equality bodies contributed to the new policy paper on gender-based violence, published by the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet). It covers issues of gender-based harrasement, violence and hate speech, bringing insights how to tackle it institutionally.

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Agneta Skardžiuvienė

Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania

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