Women's Issues Information Centre

Legal Type
NGO
Year of registration
1996
Geography
National
We are one of the most experienced social organisations in Lithuania. We started our work in 1996 and the mission of our strong team of professionals is to enlighten and inform the society through gender equality questions, form gender politics and propagate its development in Lithuania. Since 2012 we are working as a Specialized Assistance Center providing support for victims of domestic violence in Lithuania, we also administrate Vilnius department of 24/7 Women helpline (Pagalbos moterims linija). Our Vision: Not a single person can be discriminated because of their gender. Our goals: We aim for gender equality in Lithuania We ameliorate women position in public and private life We improve the environment of equal gender relations We cooperate closely with other non-governmental organisations, state-owned institutions and organisations. We propagate gender equal opportunities in all life aspects and aim to ensure that there would be adequate attention in all political, juridical and social reforms, programmes of development. We carry out programmes, aimed at demolishing violence against women, and block the way for female trafficking, coordinate family and work obligation, encourage female enterprise, female and male equal opportunities. We organise enlightening, society informing campaigns. We provide women with free juridical consultations. In the National Equality and Diversity Forum we represent discrimination due to gender base. We are European Lobbying Organisation‘s, Women and Men Equal Opportunities‘ Commission Lithuanian women's association, Nacional network against poverty members and we lead the coalition „No to Violence! “. We have more than 20 years of experience implementing various projects with national, EU funding, funding from Nordic Council of Ministers, U.S. embassy and other donors.

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International Projects

GENDER-ED: Combatting Gender Stereotypes in Education and Career Guidance
The main aim of this project is to deconstruct traditional and stereotypical attitudes and behaviors related to gender within the education system in the partner countries and ‘build’ new meanings to replace them, based on gender equality, in order to ensure that both girls and boys, women and men can benefit equally in relation to their access, integration, participation and advancement in the labour market. More information: http://www.womensissuescentre.com/gender-ed-combatting-gender-stereotypes-in-education-and-career-guidance/
Closing gender gap in economic decision – making in Lithuania
General objective: to approach, measure and communicate relevant measures to improve women representation in positions of management and leadership and to promote gender-balanced representation at the various levels of the hierarchy in, primarily, public and private companies in all sectors of Lithuania. More information: http://www.womensissuescentre.com/closing-gender-gap-in-economic-decision-making-in-lithuania/
Women NGO leadership academy
Aim: to strengthen women’s NGO (Non-governmental organization) network in Lithuania and to assist in the daily work of organization’s representatives. More infomation: http://www.womensissuescentre.com/womens-ngo-leadership-academy/
Specialised assistance centre
Our goal is to provide specialized services for the persons who experienced domestic violence and police report has been filed. Specialized assistance centre shall mean an institution performing public functions and providing specialised comprehensive assistance to victims of violence. More information: http://www.womensissuescentre.com/specialised-assistance-centre/
Gender pay gap in work and pensions
Objectives: To reduce gender gap in pay (GGP) and pensions by: - Identifying & analysing the reasons determining; - Developing tools & monitoring effectiveness of measures to tackle it; - Informing society on the issue & multiplying results on EU level. Activities: - Analysis of the causes of the GGP and in pension & of gender-related behaviour of employees and employers; - Preparation of Manuals & Guides; - Impact assessment of measures addressing GGP & in pension; - Development & launch website, visual identity; - Creation of videos; - Awareness raising; - Capacity building workshops; - Multiplication of results in EU level Type and number of persons benefiting from the project: - State authorities, Tripartite Council, 20 - Young people, 1250 - Business & TU representatives, 25 - General public, 1960000 - Media, 20 - Educators, 50 - NGO’s/CSO’s, 20 - Local authorities, 150 More information: www.polygiai.lt

Project Ideas

Target group
Youth
Field of work
Gender equality
Role of Partner
We could develop practical manuals, social campaigns, facilitate trainings, do researches
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All countries
Target group
NGO's
Field of work
Gender equality/Gender - based violence
Role of Partner
We could exchange good practice experience on providing support for victims of GBV in Lithuania and develop network of NGO's that would work on sexual violence against women
Preferred Countries
All countries

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