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March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law stipulates that discrimination based on sex should also cover discrimination related to pregnancy and maternity (childbirth and breastfeeding). The matter of female poverty among the elderly who do not receive equal government social remuneration, as well as a pay gap between men and women, continued to exist" (19).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment. On February 18, the media reported that several female cyclists had endured years of sexual harassment by Antanas Jakimavicius, the coach of the national cycling team. In response, Minister of Education, Science, and Sport Algirdas Monkevicius, president of the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee Daina Gudzineviciute, and the heads of the Lithuanian Cycling Federation organized a discussion on how to prevent sexual harassment in sports" (12).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"...No law specifically criminalizes spousal rape, and no data on spousal rape was available" (11).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses. Penalties for domestic violence depend on the level of injury to the victim, ranging from required public service to life imprisonment. In the first eight months of the year, authorities received 77 reports of rape, compared with 82 during the same period in 2018. Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years. No law specifically criminalizes spousal rape, and no data on spousal rape was available" (11). "...On May 26, a 17-year-old girl in the Taurage region survived an attempted rape, but she was seriously injured by a 17-year-old boy at a party. When emergency services arrived, she had a...more
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship can be acquired either by birth in the country or through one’s parents. The government registered all births promptly" (12).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"...According to the Ministry of the Interior, during the first eight months of the year, officials opened three criminal cases involving child pornography…" (13).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence remained a pervasive problem. In the first eight months of the year, police received 27,914 domestic violence calls and started 5,362 pretrial investigations, 15 of which were for killings. In 2018 approximately 80 percent of all domestic violence reports were against women..." (11). "The law bans all violence against children. Sexual abuse of children remained a problem despite prison sentences of up to 13 years for the crime. In the first eight months of the year, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 36 cases of child rape and 120 cases involving other forms of child sexual abuse. The government operated a children’s support center to provide medical and...more
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses. Penalties for domestic violence depend on the level of injury to the victim, ranging from required public service to life imprisonment. In the first eight months of the year, authorities received 77 reports of rape, compared with 82 during the same period in 2018. Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years. No law specifically criminalizes spousal rape, and no data on spousal rape was available" (11). "...The age of consent is 16" (13).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 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.' Human rights observers continued to criticize this law..." (6). This was included because the domestic violence variables include abuse against children and this law discourages such abuse (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits employment discrimination but does not specifically address HIV-positive or other communicable disease status, or gender identity. The law obliges the employer to implement the principles of gender equality and nondiscrimination, which prohibit direct and indirect discrimination, and psychological and sexual harassment. The employer must apply the same selection criteria and conditions when hiring new employees; provide equal working conditions, opportunities for professional development, and benefits; apply equal and uniform criteria for dismissal; pay equal wages for the same work and for work of equal value; and take measures to prevent psychological and sexual harassment in the workplace. The government effectively enforced the law, issuing penalties adequate to...more
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The equal opportunity ombudsman (EOO) monitored the implementation of discrimination laws. As of September 1, the EOO received 155 complaints. To address the gender equality problem, the EOO in cooperation with the Association of Municipalities and the Lithuanian Women’s Lobby Organization continued implementing a three-year project, entitled Equal Opportunities--Success in Municipalities. The EEO visited all 60 municipalities and gave presentations on discrimination and gender equality problems" (19).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"...Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years…" (11).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, DV-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence remained a pervasive problem. In the first eight months of the year, police received 27,914 domestic violence calls and started 5,362 pretrial investigations, 15 of which were for killings. In 2018 approximately 80 percent of all domestic violence reports were against women..." (11).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses. Penalties for domestic violence depend on the level of injury to the victim, ranging from required public service to life imprisonment. In the first eight months of the year, authorities received 77 reports of rape, compared with 82 during the same period in 2018. Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years. No law specifically criminalizes spousal rape, and no data on spousal rape was available. 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 separately from their victims, to avoid all contact...more
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (9).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage is 18" (13).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits coerced abortion and involuntary sterilization. In July the Kaunas Regional Court awarded 31,000 euros ($34,100) to a woman with cerebral palsy after a hospital in Lazdijai sterilized her involuntarily shortly after she gave birth" (12).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (9).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The country had a 24/7 national hotline and 29 crisis centers for victims of domestic violence. In 2018 the Ministry of Social Security and Labor provided an additional 1,470,026 euros ($1.62 million) to transform 17 of those crisis centers into specialized assistance centers that provide additional services, such as health and legal specialists who meet with victims of domestic violence immediately after a conflict. The ministry also continued its Action Plan for Domestic Violence Prevention and Assistance to Victims for 2017-2020 and allocated 1,173,075 euros ($1.29 million) for the year" (11). "The law bans all violence against children. Sexual abuse of children remained a problem despite prison sentences of up...more
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The country had a 24/7 national hotline and 29 crisis centers for victims of domestic violence. In 2018 the Ministry of Social Security and Labor provided an additional 1,470,026 euros ($1.62 million) to transform 17 of those crisis centers into specialized assistance centers that provide additional services, such as health and legal specialists who meet with victims of domestic violence immediately after a conflict. The ministry also continued its Action Plan for Domestic Violence Prevention and Assistance to Victims for 2017-2020 and allocated 1,173,075 euros ($1.29 million) for the year" (11).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 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 years…" (13).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses. Penalties for domestic violence depend on the level of injury to the victim, ranging from required public service to life imprisonment. In the first eight months of the year, authorities received 77 reports of rape, compared with 82 during the same period in 2018. Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years. No law specifically criminalizes spousal rape, and no data on spousal rape was available" (11).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses. Penalties for domestic violence depend on the level of injury to the victim, ranging from required public service to life imprisonment. In the first eight months of the year, authorities received 77 reports of rape, compared with 82 during the same period in 2018. Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years. No law specifically criminalizes spousal rape, and no data on spousal rape was available. 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 separately from their victims, to avoid all contact...more
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"...Persons who offer to purchase, acquire, sell, transport, or hold a child in captivity are subject to imprisonment for three to 12 years. The Office of the Ombudsman for Children’s Rights reported receiving no complaints of alleged sexual exploitation of children during the year..." (13).
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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June 21, 2021, 5:26 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Lithuania adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2011, but the NAP does not identify a specific period of implementation...The NAP identifies three overarching objectives: increase the participation of women in conflict prevention as well as military and civilian operations and missions; raise awareness about UNSCR 1325 among Lithunian society and educate the personnel of pertinent institutions; contribute to international initiatives to implement UNSCR 1325, specifically on women’s security and protection of women’s rights...The NAP does not have a monitoring and evaluation framework or an allocated budget" (para 1). "Lithuania reported on the implementation of its NAP in its national reporting for Beijing+25 and in preparation for CSW64 (2020)....more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Lithuania were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Lithuania was 98.5 per 10,000 population" (p 60).