Country Lithuania
Year 2017
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Throughout the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, there are women’s crisis centres that provide assistance to female victims of violence experienced from their spouses and partners. Women’s crisis centres are working on critical crisis intervention and prevention, providing immediate and continued support to women who have experienced violence. Organisations act as lobbyists in order to improve the legal framework of Lithuania in the area of the combating violence against women, to formulate appropriate policies and implement good practices. Organisations can also provide temporary shelter for women who are subjected to domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence can stay in municipally operating crisis centres, temporary accommodation establishments for mothers and children. In 2017, there were 49 crisis centres in Lithuania with 790 places for accommodation.

Source of Information

Lithuania's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.31.