GenderStrat 4 Equality
The Strategic Partnership aims at the harmonization, implementation and dissemination of European quality standards for Gender Equality trainings; for country specific different target groups like public institutions, trainers or EU-funding programme managers at national, regional and local level and in order to do so, it strives to establish a specific north-south axis on the topic of gender equality.
- To enhance the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of gender trainings in Europe, which are conducted in the frame of funding programmes on the national and regional level;
- To harmonise European quality standards in subject-specific gender equality trainings;
- To connect Gender know-how and subject-specific requirements of gender trainings on the regional and national level;
- To promote knowledge on gender trainings with the creation of a curriculum-portfolio “train-the-gendertrainer” including the European “Gender-Equality-Index”-tool (new edition 2015);
Strategic Document for Integration of non-EU Nationals
The aim of the project is to prepare consistent and conceptual strategic document for integration of migrants (non-EU nationals). It is being prepared by consortium of organizations experienced in processes of migrants’ integration.
Consortium consists of these organizations: Lithuanian Social Research Centre Institute for Ethnic Studies, „Diversity Development Group” (DDG), Lithuanian Red Cross Society, Social Partnership Fund Magnum Bonum, Centre for Equality Advancement and Social – educational initiatives centre PLUS.
The project is funded by the European Fund for the Integration of Non-EU Nationals 2013.
Global Rights, Local Actions: Women’s Voice for Progress
Human rights advocacy faces serious challenges in Lithuania. Civil society often lacks knowledge and tools for effective representation of vulnerable groups. The project aims to develop women’s and human rights NGOs’ advocacy skills and competences. It seeks to strengthen civil society’s influence on legislative and political initiatives in order to improve the quality of democracy.
One of the core activities of the project is preparing and presenting an alternative report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This will be partially guided by the results of four regional focus groups. Awareness raising campaigns and advocacy events will be organised throughout the project, promoting non-discrimination and CEDAW recommendations as an advocacy tool.
The donor project partner KUN Center for Gender Equality (Norway) will contribute its know-how and many years of experience in the field of women’s rights. It will assist in organising and take part in the Norwegian-Baltic NGO forum in Vilnius.
The main beneficiaries of the project will be representatives of the civil society, politicians, women, media and public at large.
Common action for society without violence
The main objective of the project is to promote zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and girls and make preventive measures effective through awareness raising and capacity building.
The project implies three specific objectives. Through engaging different targets groups and designing different activities, the project aims at complementing the general project objective on building up zero tolerance to any form of violence against women.
- Improve knowledge and competences of relevant professionals to ensure effective prosecution, protection and prevention. The project will aim at development of capacities of institutions mandated with tackling domestic violence. This endeavor will be kicked off by a training/sensitization process for representatives of institutions such as the police, prosecutors, courts, support and service providers and municipal administrations.
- Enhance institutional response to VAW. The project will support the development of an integrated cross-sectorial mechanism that will set out the duties of, and the relationships between, the various institutions responsible for monitoring its implementation, including the police, prosecutors, courts and support and service providers.
- Raise awareness on zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and girls, in particular targeted to men and boys. The awareness raising efforts will be ongoing throughout the project, both at the local level while engaging local media, and at the national level. an informational campaign at schools will be carried out to raise sensitivity among youth to prevent and stop violence in school settings and dating and learn the tools for response to domestic violence which they might witness among their parents.
The project is funded by The PROGRESS programme which is the Community Programme for employment and social solidarity.