• UNDP support to the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania (+)

    The case on Lithuania, taken from the UNDP’s Publication on National Human Rights Institutions, explores the work that the Ombudsman Institution has done in addressing the rights of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the country. It is clear that having laws in place does not guarantee that human rights are protected; the research conducted by the Ombudsman Institution in Lithuania shows that the LGBT population still suffers from discrimination and stereotyping. Yet inroads have been made by drawing together different stakeholders to protect the rights of this vulnerable group, for, as the author states, “creating a unified coalition of actors from different sectors of society is necessary in the fight for human rights and against discrimination.”

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