The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania is launching on Tuesday a social campaign to show support for women who report domestic violence.
Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

The office will run social advertisements on TV and radio stations, in movie theaters and on the streets to raise public awareness of the harm of victim-blaming in violence against women.

"If you blame the woman who has suffered violence, you support the perpetrator," read street posters in Vilnius, Kaunas and other Lithuanian cities and towns.

Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson Agneta Skardžiuvienė says her office wants to show how deeply victim-blaming attitudes are rooted in the culture of Lithuanian society.

Almost 48,000 cases of domestic violence were recorded in Lithuania last year and four in five victims were women.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Lithuanian-born American artist buried in Semeniskes

Jonas Mekas , a Lithuanian-born American artist, poet and filmmaker , often called the godfather...

Lithuanian animation returns to "Annecy"

After a two-year break, Lithuanians return to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival...

Success of HBO’s Chernobyl puts Vilnius in spotlight as prime location for filming

Tax incentive, welcoming approach by the government, and big talent pool made Vilnius an attractive...

Promising year for Lithuanian animation

In 2017-2019, the Lithuanian film industry has experienced remarkable growth. As a result,...

Chernobyl in Kaunas: revisiting the shooting locations

As all of the five episodes have already been broadcast and the holiday season has started, here’s a...