Archive for August, 2014

Facilitated traineeship possibilities in Lithuania - join in and become our trainee!

Facilitated traineeship possibilities in Lithuania – join in and become our trainee!

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
On the 21st July 2014, the amendments for changes to the Law regarding employment support, social and health insurance premiums, aimed at encouraging young people between the age of 16 and 29 to find jobs in their home country, were signed. The main aim of these changes is to provide help to find a traineeship offer, since until today only the students of universities with which various enterprises and organizations signed a three-sided agreement have been able to participate in  traineeships, gain professional experience and sometimes – find a job. Following these changes, every...
EFHR at Youth Catholic Days

EFHR at Youth Catholic Days

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The Youth’s Catholic Days (YCD), held in Šumskas between August 22nd and August 24th, were one of the last events of the summer for the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Information about previous EFHR trips is available in our event-calendar. This was our second trip of the summer where most of the participants were young people. Hence, what we prepared especially for them was a contest testing their knowledge of human rights and institutions established to protect these rights, in which the winners were awarded with valuable educational materials such as textbooks and...
Report of EFHR ''Observance of human rights in Lithuania for years 2012 - 2013'' in a nutshell

Report of EFHR ”Observance of human rights in Lithuania for years 2012 – 2013” in a nutshell

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), a non-governmental organization established in Lithuania in 2010, was created as a response to the increasing number of human rights violations and the subsequent greater urge for the protection of these rights. EFHR’s report ”Observance of human rights in Lithuania for years 2012-2013 (The rights of national minorities in Lithuania)” offers an updated insight into the current situation of human rights in Lithuania. It was based upon the analysis of the national legal regulations as well as upon the reports of both national and...
EFHR celebrated the Polish Army Holiday in Miedniki

EFHR celebrated the Polish Army Holiday in Miedniki

Posted on August 20, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
On 17th July 2014, representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took part in the celebrations of the Polish Army Holiday in the Vilnius Region, entitled ”Oddysey of a Polish Soldier”, and held in Miedniki. During the celebrations, not only did EFHR have the opportunity to watch a performance  prepared by  the Vilnius Theatrical Study and taste some field-kitchen specialties,  but we also had the chance to disseminate knowledge on human rights via the distribution of leaflets and publications addressed both to children and adults. All the guests eagerly took...
Lithuanian women's rights in a CEDAW report

Lithuanian women’s rights in a CEDAW report

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The international community has been observing the issue of worldwide protection of women’s rights with increasing interest. Such a conclusion can be drawn when considering the recently improved frequency of presenting various reports and communications from organizations directly concerned with this issue. In July 2014, the United Nation also paid more attention to this particular topic. The report prepared by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)consists of the conclusions drawn after the fifth periodic Lithuanian report. It denotes the positive...
EFHR workshops on human rights

EFHR workshops on human rights

Posted on August 14, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
On the 12th August 2014, representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) visited a scout camp  in Geišiškės, entitled ”1440 moments of the day”, during which workshops on human rights were organized. Girl scouts between the age of 11 and 17 from ”Silva” and ”Delta” teams took part in the workshops. Young people became more knowledgeable about international organizations protecting human rights, and acquainted themselves with the basic documents dedicated to each issue, i.a. European Convention of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights...
When personal opinion becomes public: EFHR fights against discrimination in the virtual space

When personal opinion becomes public: EFHR fights against discrimination in the virtual space

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
Life online never stops – the internet provides more information about our world than we have ever had, facilitates access to relevant data and gives us the opportunity to make public personal opinions and exchange views with other members of society. Furthermore, the internet is an arena where people can make not only money but also friends, and in this way it affects every contemporary individual. As it is widely used and easily accessible, the internet creates new communication forms, ways in which groups of people can organize and introduce different activities. However, there is a...
EFHR's gifts for children from the Pabradė orphanage

EFHR’s gifts for children from the Pabradė orphanage

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
At the end of July 2014 children from Pabradė orphanage received yet another set of gifts from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). More information about the already organized trips is available on the Foundation’s website. During the July visit, EFHR representatives gave the children i.a. crayons, markers, drawing books, books, toys and puzzles, purchased thanks to private benefactors. The aim of such initiatives is to make the children happy. We believe children are our future, hence society ought to cater for their security, good living conditions, all of the necessary...
EFHR seeking parents of kindergarten-aged children

EFHR seeking parents of kindergarten-aged children

Posted on August 07, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
For quite a long time, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has been monitoring the system of children’s admittance to the kindergartens located within the Vilnius City’s local government. We are looking for parents who have tried to have their child admitted to a national minority (Polish or Russian) kindergarten group between 2012 and 2014 but: a) child has not been admitted to the nearest facility and had to cover long distances in order to get to the kindergarten b) has not been admitted due to a lack of available spaces c) since the nearest kindergarten did not...
Original spelling of names and surnames is a problem for all Lithuanian citizens

Original spelling of names and surnames is a problem for all Lithuanian citizens

Posted on August 05, 2014 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The Right to the original spelling of name and surname constitutes one of the core rights of every citizen. The possibility of proper usage of the law and respecting it should be unconditionally provided by each and every country. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to remind all that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has emphasized that regulating the spelling of names and surnames poses a liability for every member country and, moreover, it is closely connected with culture, linguistic history and a sense of identity. According to the ECtHR, if similar...