Country Lithuania
Year 2017
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In order to change the practice of widespread victim blaming in the media and society, and to change the prevailing belief that violence and the fight against it are the responsibility of the women who have been the victims of violence, the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson launched a project in 2017 funded by the European Commission “Stop Violence Against Women: from raising awareness to a zero-tolerance to victim blaming”. The objectives of this project are as follows: 1) to encourage women, who suffered violence, to apply for help; 2) to deepen knowledge of specialists working with women suffering violence (family doctors, gynaecologists, social workers, children rights specialists) on the methods of target help to the victims of violence within their competency; 3) to encourage public intolerance to violence against women, change the practices of blaming women suffering violence that is currently wide spread in the media and the public, change the established provisions that the women suffering violence are the ones responsible for the violence and fight against violence.

Source of Information

Lithuania's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.34, p.45.