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Project "Man to Man Man: Greater Support for Human Rights and Each Other in the Struggle for Equality"

Association "Lithuanian Center for Human Rights" (LHRC) together with partners "Klaipeda Social and Psychological Assistance Center" (KSPPC) and "State Research Institute Lithuanian Social Research Center" (LSTC) since September 15, 2020. implements the project "Man to Man Man" (No. K1- O3-IP-D-150)  

Gender-based violence remains one of the most serious human rights issues, and the country continues to fail to ratify the Istanbul Convention, a document that summarizes the most effective methods of combating gender-based violence. Signed back in 2013. and has not been ratified so far, the Convention has become an unprecedented case in the history of Lithuanian diplomacy. The transposition of the Convention would address a number of issues, from the establishment of a system of assistance to victims of sexual violence to the introduction of a protection order, etc. 

The project is funded by:  2014-2021. European Economic Area Financial Mechanism Active Citizens Fund in Lithuania.

Project goals:

  • Monitor international HR standards and promote compliance between the Lithuanian national legal framework and international HR standards in order to ensure the implementation of the rights of vulnerable groups (especially women and the LGBTI + community);

  • Increase public support for vulnerable groups experiencing violence, discrimination or hate crimes (especially women, LGBTI +, ethnic and other minority communities) and for political and legal initiatives to ensure equality between these groups.

Project objectives:

  • Consolidating the provisions of the Istanbul Convention and promoting public support for them.

  • Analysis of the possibilities of legalizing same-sex partnerships, advocacy and raising public awareness about LGBTI + rights.

  • Raising public awareness to promote the prevention of hate crimes.

Project target groups:

  • Persons who have experienced gender-based or domestic violence, their relatives and organizations working with them;

  • Regional government representatives;

  • Members of hate crime / language communities (ethnic, religious, people with disabilities, LGBTI +, etc.);

  • Youth, in regions exposed to gender-based violence, homophobic, transphobic and hate speech;

  • A moderate section of society affected by negative attitudes.

Contact person:   Lithuanian Center for Human Rights ​, Project Coordinator Agnė Pakšytė,

tel. +370 5 262 8858, e-mail:



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