Centre for Equal Advancement in order of Equal Opportunities Ombudsman promoted anti-discrimination initiatives for NGOs and socially and politically active women in different regions of Lithuania .
Centre for Equal Advancement organized and implemented four workshops for representatives of women and human rights NGOs. During the seminars the reasons of the formation of discrimination practices were discussed. The insights how gender issues are associated with other forms of discrimination , what effect it has on women’s economic – social integration and opportunities for women to become more involved in civic and community activities, were also discussed. It was highlighted that non-governmental organizations working on women’s human rights have crucial role in reducing existing inequalities.
It was also organized three round-tables for socially and politically active women . The discussion focussed on the causes of gender inequality , which is a barrier to greater involvement of women in political participation. The arguments how the quality of democracy is associated with a broader representation of women, the measures to encourage and ensure greater participation of women in politics, were considered. In addition, the questions how the electoral system correlate with women’s participation and how economic development level is related with women involvement in political process were raised.
New attractive planning toll for work was created – business calendar ” New day – new opportunities” . It seeks to draw attention to a great variety of social groups through fulfilment of the visual content of the concept and selecting national and international memorable days related to the topic.
Initiative funded by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania Non-Discrimination promoting plan in 2012-2014 and the National Equal Opportunities program in 2010-2014.