The Government of the Republic of Lithuania has approved, by Resolution No 1330 of 22 December 2006 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 144-5474, 2006), a National Strategy for Elimination Violence against Women (hereinafter referred to as the Strategy) and a Plan of Implementing Measures 2007-2009. The aim of this long-tem Strategy is to reduce, in a consistent, complex and systematic manner, and on the national level, domestic violence against women. In general the Strategy is based on the 3P approach - prevention, protection and prosecution. The main priorities of the Strategy are:
- improvement of the legal framework in the field of combating violence against women;
- analysis of the situation in the field of domestic violence against women;
- effective prevention of domestic violence against women;
- provision of a complex set of assistance to victims of domestic violence against women;
- sanctions against perpetrators;
- strengthening of institutional capacities.
The goals of the Strategy have been set for the period until 2015, and measures for the implementation of the Strategy will be developed every three years. The first plan of measures covers the period of 2007-2009.
Funding allocated: 1,340,000 LTL for 2007 and 1,517,000 in 2008. The amount equals to 531,746 US dollars for 2007 and 601,984 US dollars in 2008 according to the official currency rates of the Bank of Lithuania for December 17, 2008.
One of the measures of the National Strategy for the Elimination of Violence against Women is targeted specifically at the institutional support of women's organisations dealing with violence issues. In 2007 13 women NGOs received such support, and 19 women's NGO‘s in 2008.
Intensive cooperation with the media, aimed first of all at prevention of violence against women and awareness raising, is one of the most important activities of the annual information campaigns, that are one of the measures of the National Strategy for Elimination of violence against Women.
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Source of Information
Response of the Government of Lithuania to the questionnaire on violence against women; Website of the Ministry of Interior