Dalia Leinartė

Lithuanian Professor elected to UN Committee on discrimination for second time

Vilnius University Gender Studies Centre director Professor Dalia Leinartė has been elected as a member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for the second time at the United Nations […]

Equality and Diversity Award winners. Photo: Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson

Tolerance and awareness-promoting initiatives honoured with Equality and Diversity Awards

The annual Equality and Diversity Awards were handed out on Monday to celebrate projects and initiatives that contributed to advancing human rights and tolerance in Lithuania in 2015. […]

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Despite better qualifications Lithuanian women only take quarter of leadership positions

Despite having significantly higher levels of education on average than men, Lithuania women make up only a quarter of the leadership positions with real decision-making responsibilities both in the public and private sector. […]

Vytenis, 18, Rokas, 17, and Martynas, 22

Photography project draws attention to gender stereotypes behind Lithuania’s conscription debate

The Lithuanian government has decided to reintroduce military conscription this year, after which the Ministry of National Defence compiled a list of almost 37,000 eligible young men who might be drafted for the military service this year. This has sparked much controversy and a heated debate in the Lithuanian public. […]