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Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 33.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 32.7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 13.9 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Individuals involving a child in pornographic events or using a child in the production of pornographic material are subject to imprisonment for up to five year" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"...domestic violence was widespread" (1). "Domestic violence remained a pervasive problem in the country. The NGO Human Rights Monitoring Group contended that one in three women suffered from physical, psychological, or sexual abuse...The national government fully funded two others. One of the latter, the Shelter for Children and Mothers, located in Vilnius, assisted more than 100 victims of domestic violence and human trafficking during the year" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Office of the Ombudsman for Equal Opportunity promoted the legal rights of women and men. This office and the Ministries of Social Affairs and Foreign Affairs, often in cooperation with NGOs, implemented programs to promote equal rights for men and women" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-2

"Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"As of September 1, the ombudsman had conducted 258 employment discrimination investigations, including...67 on gender" (21).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"In 2014 women occupied 31 percent of senior administrative positions at state institutions" (21).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"There were no changes in the Conceptual Framework for National Family Policy, adopted by the parliament and ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court in 2011. The court found that the framework’s definition of 'family'--applying only to arrangements involving marriage--was too narrow. Human rights groups expressed concern that the framework could bring into question the legal status of unmarried couples with children, single-parent families, and same-sex couples with children and could deny legal protection to children born out of wedlock. As of September 1, there were no reports that authorities invoked the framework’s definitions to the detriment of such persons" (6).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Among the forms of discrimination prohibited by the law are race, sex, gender, social status, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and disability" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The small Romani community (approximately 3,000 persons) continued to experience discrimination in access to education, housing, health care, employment, and relations with police, although there were no official charges of police abuse. Extreme poverty, illiteracy, and perceived high criminality helped form the negative attitudes of mainstream society that resulted in the social exclusion of Roma. In addition, 40 percent of Roma did not know the Lithuanian language. Most adult Roma have obtained identification papers, but a few, although born in the country, were effectively stateless" (18). Romani women are especially vulnerable under these circumstances (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses" (13). "The age of consent is 16" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The penalties for domestic violence depend on the level of injury inflicted on the victim. The law permits rapid government action in domestic violence cases. For example, police and other law enforcement officials may, with court approval, require perpetrators to live apart from their victims, avoid all contact with them, and surrender any weapons they may possess" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the first seven months of the year, authorities received 122 reports of rape, compared with 133 during the same period in 2014" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: WAM-LAW-1

"It is illegal to publish material that is 'detrimental to minors’ bodies' or thought processes or that promotes the sexual abuse and harassment of minors, sexual relations among minors, or 'sexual relations'" (8). Roughly half of all "minors" would be girls, so this is important in terms of the portrayal of women and girls in the media (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

""The law prohibits sexual harassment, but women who experienced it remained reluctant to approach police or other institutions because of lack of confidence that authorities would respond and because of the perceived stigma associated with making such matters public" (13). The stigma surrounding reporting sexual harassment would logically also be associated with reporting domestic violence and rape as well (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Municipal governments and NGOs funded and operated 20 specialized regional help centers that assisted victims of domestic violence. The national government fully funded two others. One of the latter, the Shelter for Children and Mothers, located in Vilnius, assisted more than 100 victims of domestic violence and human trafficking during the year" (13). "The law prohibits sexual harassment, but women who experienced it remained reluctant to approach police or other institutions because of lack of confidence that authorities would respond and because of the perceived stigma associated with making such matters public" (13). The stigma surrounding reporting sexual harassment would logically also be associated with reporting domestic violence and rape...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, but women who experienced it remained reluctant to approach police or other institutions because of lack of confidence that authorities would respond and because of the perceived stigma associated with making such matters public" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law requires equal pay for equal work, but women often earned less than their male counterparts (see section 7.d.)" (14). "According to the Department of Statistics, the pay gap between men and women in 2014 was 13.7 percent, compared with 12.5 percent in 2012" (21).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Men and women have the same legal status and rights, including under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Laws against spousal rape were inadequate…" (1). "In the 2013 edition of its publication Barometer of Rape in Europe, the international NGO European Women’s Lobby criticized the absence of a law specifically criminalizing marital rape; the absence of statistics about the incidence of spousal rape made it difficult to determine how common this form of domestic violence was" (13).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Lithuania launched their national action plan in 2011 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 22, 2018, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings concluded in several of her annual reports that the legislation that prohibits the purchase of sexual services functions as an 'effective barrier to the establishment of traffickers in Sweden'. The National Rapporteur estimates that between 400 and 600 women are trafficked into Sweden every year, mainly from Bulgaria and Romania, the Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Lithuania, and from Russia. This number has remained fairly constant during the past several years" (page 8).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Since the late 1990’s, a large number of awareness-raising campaigns have been carried out in Sweden and the region that focus on the prevention of prostitution and trafficking for sexual purposes, including the eight country Nordic-Baltic Campaign against Trafficking in Women (2002-2003), the four-country (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia) Project against Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Barents Region (2004- 2006) and the Government/Swedish Film Institute (2003-2004) joint school Lilya 4-Ever awareness raising campaign on human trafficking in women and girls, which reached 65,000 high school students between 15 and 18 years of age" (page 15) (Coder comment: The Eight-country Nordic-Baltic Campaign includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania,...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings concluded in several of her annual reports that the legislation that prohibits the purchase of sexual services functions as an 'effective barrier to the establishment of traffickers in Sweden'. The National Rapporteur estimates that between 400 and 600 women are trafficked into Sweden every year, mainly from Bulgaria and Romania, the Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Lithuania, and from Russia. This number has remained fairly constant during the past several years" (page 8).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings concluded in several of her annual reports that the legislation that prohibits the purchase of sexual services functions as an 'effective barrier to the establishment of traffickers in Sweden'. The National Rapporteur estimates that between 400 and 600 women are trafficked into Sweden every year, mainly from Bulgaria and Romania, the Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Lithuania, and from Russia. This number has remained fairly constant during the past several years" (page 8).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).