In autumn 2019, the Human Rights Monitoring Institute, together with the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson, launched Equal Opportunities Wings. The campaign seeks to raise employer and employee awareness on preventing discrimination.
In Lithuania, it is still acceptable to think that a wife has a duty to obey her husband. According to an equal opportunities expert, the public has a distorted view on gender roles, which increases the risk of violence.
The draft bill will introduce Article 167¹ to the Criminal Code, providing that systematically stalking people by attempting to contact them directly, through others, in writing or via electronic communications devices, is a misdemeanour.
In the case of Kusaite v Lithuania, the UNHCR found that Lithuania had violated the right to freedom of expression of a teenager accused of terror offences, which are enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The latest study on attitudes towards transgender individuals in Lithuania revealed that while they were viewed in a somewhat positive light, the Lithuanian public generally lack knowledge about this social group.
The European Court of Human Rights has made a judgement in the case of Kosaitė-Čypienė and others v. Lithuania, which concerned the right of women to give birth in their homes with the help of medical professionals.
The Vilnius Regional Court has found that prosecutors correctly refused to launch an investigation into Marius Ivaškevičius's novel "Žali", and that prosecuting the author for his postmodernist work was impermissible in a democracy.