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May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In the first eight months of the year, Child Line (a hotline for children and youth) received 235,471 telephone calls from children but, because of limited human and financial resources, could respond to only 121,259 calls" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the first eight months of the year, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 47 cases of child rape and 135 cases involving other forms of child sexual abuse" (p. 12 - 13).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Sexual abuse of children remained a problem despite prison sentences of up to 13 years for the crime" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Department of Statistics stated that 2,474 children allegedly suffered violence in 2016. The children’s rights ombudsman reported receiving 201 complaints in the first eight months of the year" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The pay gap between men and women in 2016 was 13.4 percent, compared with 14.7 percent in 2015" (p. 20).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The new labor code, which entered into force on January 1, obliges the employer to implement the principles of gender equality and nondiscrimination, which prohibit direct and indirect discrimination, and psychological and sexual harassment" (p. 20).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In 2016 women occupied 56.2 percent of senior administrative positions at government institutions" (p. 20).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government operated a children’s support center to provide special care for children who suffered from violence, including sexual violence" (p. 13).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.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 years" (p. 13).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriages for girls and boys is 18" (p. 13).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the first eight months of the year, police received 23,026 domestic violence calls and started 6,150 pretrial investigations, 30 of which were for killings, including of three infants" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The country has a 24/7 national hotline and 29 crisis centers for victims of domestic violence. On April 18, the Ministry of Social Security and Labor approved an Action Plan for Domestic Violence Prevention and Assistance to Victims for 2017-2020 and allocated 928,750 euros ($1.1 million) for the year" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the first eight months of the year, authorities received 100 reports of rape, compared with 74 during the same period in 2016" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, but observers claimed that such cases were rarely investigated. On May 11, parliament amended the Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men to strengthen protection from harassment, including sexual harassment, for a person seeking employment" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for domestic violence depend on the level of injury to the victim, ranging from required public service to life imprisonment" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Ministry of the Interior, officials opened five criminal cases involving child pornography during the first eight months of the year" (p. 13).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship can be acquired either by birth in the country or from one’s parents" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years" (p. 11).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, D R Congo, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Lithuania law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (107).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Lithuania (107).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Lithuania can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (107). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (107).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Lithuania can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (107). A woman in Lithuania can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (107).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Lithuania (107).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Lithuania provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (107).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Lithuania is free and compulsory (107).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Lithuania are not legally required to obey their husbands (107). In Lithuania, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (107).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (107).