aA
The annual Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit is getting underway at the Lithuanian parliament building in Vilnius on Thursday.
Vilnius hosts Women Political Leaders Summit
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

The event, held under the auspices of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, brings together female politicians from more than 70 countries.

Vilnius in hosting the high-level international conference as Lithuania marks the centenary of the restoration of its statehood and 100th years since Lithuanian women received the right to vote.

"We'll talk about global problems, which are the same as in Lithuania: the pay gap, domestic violence, education, the top-ranking positions in both politics and business," Grybauskaitė told LRT Radio.

"Yes, these differences remain worldwide. In Europe, in Lithuania, too. Although we are not in the worst situation," she said.

The participants of the WPL Summit include Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Malta's President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet, New Zealand's former Prime Minister Helen Clark, Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and Senegal's former Prime Minister Aminata Toure.

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

811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel...

10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

Lithuania counts 771 confirmed coronavirus cases

On Saturday morning there were 771 confirmed coronavirus cases in Lithuania. On Friday, 75 new...

Top news

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel...

Lithuania's Devold says could make 100,000 medical coveralls by late summer

Norwegian-owned Lithuanian textile manufacturer Devold says it could producer around 100,000...

10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina