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Polish organizations in Lithuania under criticism for homophobic T-shirts

LGBT groups on Thursday expressed regret over the choice of Polish organizations in Lithuania to wear homophobic T-shirts with slogans Vilnius on Bicycles without Pedals (Wilno Na Rowerach Bez Pedalow) during their recent congress. […]

Agneta Lobačevskytė (left) in a meeting with Seimas ombudsmen Augustinas Normantas and Raimondas Šukys. Photo Vytautas Valentinavičius, Seimo kontrolierių įstaiga

Lithuania’s new equal opportunities ombudswoman walks fine line between human rights and religion

From advisor on legal issues to the speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament, to deputy culture minister and, finally, to ombudsperson in charge of equal opportunities (EO). This would seem like a surreal career journey to some, but Agneta Lobačevskytė, the new EO ombudswoman, sees what seems like a stroke of luck to many as a logical and deserved turn of events. […]

Margarita Jankauskaitė

National Equality and Diversity Awards recognize equal opportunity advocates in Lithuania

In a gala ceremony on Tuesday night, national awards were handed out to individuals, organizations and initiatives that contributed most to promoting equality and diversity in Lithuania. The annual event was organized by the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson‘s Office and a forum of seven NGOs for the second time to recognize achievements in eight categories. […]

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Vilnius to host conference on equal opportunities

The Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, National Equality and Diversity Forum, the Committee on Human Rights of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Information Office of the Seimas organize the Human Rights Conference on “Equal Opportunities Policy in Europe and in Lithuania: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives”, the European Information Office of the Seimas reports. […]

Diana Gumbrevičiūtė-Kuzminskienė

Lithuanian parliament rejects equal opportunities ombudsperson candidate who supports same-ex partnership

The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday again rejected a candidate for equal opportunities ombudsperson. […]