Despite better qualifications Lithuanian women only take quarter of leadership positions
LT Daily, media brief
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Despite having significantly higher levels of education on average than men, Lithuania women make up only a quarter of the leadership positions with real decision-making responsibilities both in the public and private sector.
People in Lithuania have become more forthcoming in reporting discrimination. The Seimas Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson has received 260 complaints so far this year, significantly up nearly 30% on the 202 submitted last year.
Bullying remains a pandemic problem in Lithuanian schools and can sometimes lead to tragic consequence, including suicide. The Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson's Office has conducted a survey among school students, a fifth of whom said they were bullied for one reason or another.