Country Lithuania
Year 2017
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

In 2017, the study “Early Marriages in the Lithuanian Roma Community: Situation Analysis, Conclusions and Recommendations” was performed. The aim of the study was to analyse the international law and the national law of the Republic of Lithuania regulating the institute of marriage. The main focus was made on an in-depth analysis on the concept of early marriages in the Roma community, an understanding of the attitudes of the community members, and the main causes and consequences of early marriages. In 2017, to implement the recommendations in the study, the sexual education training and early marriage prevention training, involving 30 boys and girls, were organised for the Roma youth in the Aukštaitija region.

Source of Information

Lithuania's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.50.