A conference to be held in the parliament (Seimas) will review Lithuania's law against domestic violence, which was passed five years ago, how it has worked, and how it might be changed.

To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
© Shutterstock nuotr.


Dalia Kuodytė, a members of the Seimas Committee on Human Rights and one of the law's initiators, told LRT Radio that people who have suffered from domestic violence have become bolder about reporting it and expecting help.

Five years ago, a law passed by the Seimas obligated the government to quickly respond to domestic threats, employ preventative and protective measures, and offer help where necessary. However, the goals the law strives for are still a challenge, as the law does not always work.

Your guide to the Jewish Heritage of Vilnius

With bagels making a delicious comeback in Lithuania’s capital and a number of traditional Jewish...

Kaunas prepares to explore burgeoning cultural identity of city with a complicated past

Opening on June 7, the 12th Kaunas Biennial will explore the journey as a metaphor in the context of...

Kaunas invites to experience magic of contemporary circus

“ Cirkuliacija ” is inviting everyone for a festive experience that is accessible, interesting and...

The European Night of Museums in Kaunas: what to wait

Since 2011, the International Council of Museums has been sponsoring The European Night of Museums...

Lithuanian pavilion at Venice Biennale gets top reward

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where "vacationers"...