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.

One-third of publications on men’s violence against women evaluated as inappropriate


Almost two years of media monitoring on the topic of men‘s violence against women shows that victim-blaming attitudes are still apparent in journalists’ publications. The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson found that victim-blaming and unethical depiction of women victims in the online news media account to one-third of publications.

School textbooks are stuffed with gender stereotypes, new study says


Textbooks are the source of information and knowledge, but they teach gender stereotypes as well. This conclusion was made by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson after carrying out an analysis of gender portrayal in the textbooks and other educational materials

Institutions unite against violence: help is now available in the libraries


From now on women readers can find key information about violence against women printed on the paper bookmarks. They are given for free in the libraries and bookshops. Around 70 thousand bookmarks had already been distributed in all over Lithuania. According to the organizers, the success of the initiative inspired them to print one more set of bookmarks to spread the message as wide as possible.

New Commission for the Monitoring of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities starts its work


The Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson Agneta Skardžiuvienė approved the composition of the newly established Commission for the Monitoring on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The commission of five members will monitor Lithuania‘s compliance with its international law obligations.

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Agneta Skardžiuvienė

Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania

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