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Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Art. 5.11.
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 5.11 and 5.13 .
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 3.87-3.89.
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), The law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law on Equal Opportunities of Women and Men, Art. 7. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law allows a woman to sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 3.3(1) and 3.29. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following...more
Sept. 1, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Several initiatives to promote women’s entrepreneurship are in place in Lithuania. In 2013, the Ministry of Economy started collecting and publishing success stories of women entrepreneur (European Commission, 2014a). Through a partnership between the European Investment Fund and the Šiauliai Bank in 2011, 5 million euros were granted to support micro-entrepreneurs in Lithuania, with a special mention to female enterprises. Although access to start up finance appears to be a more important barrier for women than for men (Narain, S. 2009), the European Commission (2014a) has noted that the Lithuanian society starts progressively to perceive and recognise women as an unexplored potential for the economy rather than a disadvantaged group"...more
Sept. 1, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"Divorce by mutual consent may be granted if the marriage has been contracted for at least a year and if the spouses have agreed on a contract regulating the consequences of their divorce (property, children, maintenance payment…) (Civil Code, Article 3.51.1)" (3). "Joint property ceases to be from the moment of the commencement of divorce proceedings (Civil Code, Article 3.67.1). The shares are presumed to be equal when dividing assets (Civil Code, Article 3.117)" (4).
Sept. 1, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"When inheritance takes place through intestate succession, daughters and sons have equal rights to inherit as first degree heirs s (Civil Code, Article 5.11)" (4).
Sept. 1, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The statutory legal regime of spouses is joint community property, meaning that property acquired by the spouses after the commencement of their marriage is to be considered part of their joint property (Civil Code, Article 3.87). They both retain personal rights on their respective individual property (Civil Code, Article 3.89). Spouses can also decide on a different legal regime contractually (Civil Code, Article 3.101)" (2-3). "Informal or de facto relationships are regulated by Articles 3229-3235 of the Civil Code. In those cases (Civil Code, Article 3.229), the law provides for community property (Civil Code, Article 3.230) with a presumption of equal shares in case of division of assets (Civil Code,...more
Sept. 1, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"There are no customary, religious, or traditional practices that discriminate against daughters or female surviving spouse’ rights to inherit" (4).
Sept. 1, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Female and male surviving spouse have equal rights to inherit through intestate succession together with first of second class heirs. When there are no more than three heirs (the spouse excluded), the surviving spouse inherits one fourth of the inheritance together with the first degree heirs. In cases where there are more than three heirs, the spouse inherits in equal shares with the other heirs. When the spouse inherits as a second class heirs, he or she is entitled to half of the inheritance (Civil Code, Article 5.13)" (4).
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).