Effective Use of Social Media for Promotion of Human Rights in Lithuania (Closed)

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The purpose of the project is to launch two social-media campaigns tackling pressing human rights issues in Lithuania – ineffective child care reform and a crackdown on reproductive rights.


Project period 2015 01 01 – 2015 12 31
Project snapshot  11401546_1662365987332476_7702330700830125944_n


1. The social media campaign “Country without Orphanages” reached the total audience of 1.135.966 people (over 30% of Lithuanian population). In June, we submitted a petition to the Government with 4184 signatures supporting the reform of large residential care institutions.

2. The built a strong network of supporters, including HE the President of the Republic of Lithuania, high-standing officials and media persons, speaking out on behalf of the child care reform.

3. With our sexual and reproductive rights campaign aimed at teenage youth we reached an audience of more than 220.000 people. During the campaign, we mobilized pro- sexual rights community for joint actions to pressure the government to introduce sexual education in schools.

We are grateful for the financial support to  komisija