23 05 2022

International conference “Work-Life Balance: Why it Matters and How to Ensure it” is coming soon

Center for Equality Advancement in cooperation with the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson and the Committee on Human rights of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania is organizing an international conference Work-life Balance: Why it Matters and How to Ensure it.

The conference aims at discussing the statutory policies that encourage or hinder individuals to reconcile family and work responsibilities, and sharing European best practices on effective strategies to involve fathers in childcare and gradually implement the dual earner/dual career family model.

The speakers will present legal measures to balance family and work responsibilities in Lithuania and the EU, discuss the impact of these measures on individual choices in fulfilling care obligations and pursuing professional career. Evidence on the benefits of men’s involvement in caring will also be presented.

Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Registering is mandatory via this link, until 27th of May.

Event takes place on 31st of May, 2022; 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. EEST
Lithuanian Parliament, Konstitucijos hall (Gediminas ave. 51, Vilnius) or online via “ZOOM”.
The link will be sent on the 30th of May.
The conference will also be live-streamed on YouTube.

Picture 1The project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union (Project Agreement with the European Commission No. 881615 – BALANCE – REC-AG-2019 / REC-RGEN-WWLB-AG-2019).

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02 05 2022

New beginning! SEEN: Gender Based Violence Against Women with Disabilities in Focus

Project duration: April of 2022 – March of 2024

Project aim: to prevent & combat GBV against women with disabilities.

Project objectives:

  1. Carrying out the revision of legislation on GBV against women with disabilities in Lithuania.
  2. Creating & strengthening protection & supporting mechanisms in social & mental health care services tailored for women with disabilities experiencing GBV.
  3. Increasing capacities of mental health & social care service providers to address & manage GBV against women with disabilities across services.
  4. Developing Coordinated Multi Agency Response (CMAR) algorithm in pilot municipalities & adopting it for nation-wide implementation.
  5. Strengthening of the recognition of GBV against women with disabilities among women themself & bystanders.
  6. Raising public awareness / discussions & promoting behavioral changes in supporting women with disabilities reach for help.

These objectives will be achieved by:

EN Co-funded by the EU_POSFunded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) Programme of the European Union (2021)

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