Human to Human: Greater Support for Human Rights and One Another in the Struggle for Equality

Project facts

Project promoter:
Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights(LT)
Project Number:
LT-ACTIVECITIZENS-0047
Status:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
€147,982
Other Project Partners
Klaipėda Social and Psychological Support Centre(LT)
Lithuanian Social Research Centre(LT)
Programme:

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Description

The project aims at improving the implementation of international human rights standards in Lithuania, encouraging the execution of existing international commitments and raising greater popular support for these changes. 

The main objectives of this project are 

1) to monitor the implementation of international human rights standards and to promote the harmonization of the Lithuanian legal framework in accordance with these standards to ensure that the rights of vulnerable communities (esp. women and LGBTI+) are enacted; 

2) to strengthen popular support for groups that face violence, discrimination, and hate crime (especially women, LGBTI+, ethnic, and religious communities) and to promote the support for legal and political initiatives aimed at ensuring their rights. 

To pursue these objectives, we will join advocacy, communication, awareness raising, and civil society involvement activities. In order to improve the implementation of the rights of these vulnerable communities’ suggestions for change in legislation will be prepared and partner organizations will actively participate in working group meetings and other political initiatives. Together with the advocacy-based activities, action will be taken to promote civil participation. Partners will organize public discussions and demonstrations, initiate petitions, posts on social media, create social advertisements, and provide accessible information about the principle of equal treatment using contemporary and effective instruments (e.g. animated videos, documentary films, etc.). 

The target groups of this project are national and regional decision makers, representatives of human rights NGOs, victims of gender-based violence, communities that are affected by hate crime as well as the moderates of the civil society, especially the youth, who lack knowledge about human rights. 

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