Posts tagged as discrimination

In dialogue with Lithuania, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women calls for the improvements to gender equality legislation

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Lithuania on how it implements the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.  Experts urged the State party to fully implement the Istanbul Convention, and seize this opportunity to improve legislation on gender equality.  Committee Experts said the adherence to the Convention was not fully used to…

Discrimination falls, but wide differences remain across EU

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Support for LGBTI relationships has grown in Europe, but it varies considerably between EU member states, according to a new Eurobarometer survey on discrimination in Europe. Market research company Kantar surveyed 27,438 people in 28 member states between May 9 and May 25, 2019, for the European Commission. Support for LGBTI rights was highest in Sweden and the Netherlands with 98% of people surveyed in Sweden and 97% of those surveyed in…

Women’s rights activists march in Vilnius to draw attention to discrimination

Monday, March 11, 2019

Women’s rights activists staged a march through central Vilnius on Friday to draw attention to discrimination and the gender wage gap. Participants sang songs and held banners slamming sexism, discrimination and violence against women as they marched from the Cathedral to the government building. Inga Ruginiene, one of organizers, said Lithuania lags behind other EU member states in terms of the pay gap and women in the country face other problems as…

Lithuania should prevent discrimination at school and promote the social inclusion of National minorities

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

According to a press release of the human-rights organisation published on Tuesday, January 8, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities urged the Lithuanian authorities to adopt a comprehensive legal framework, prevent discrimination against students from minority language schools and address negative stereotypes against Roma. In its Opinion, the Committee welcomes the re-establishment of a department for national minorities, which has led to more…

Google staff walk out over women’s treatment

By Dave Lee, North America technology reporter on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. The employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a move which would make it possible for victims to sue. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has told staff he supports their…