Eastern Europe Studies Centre released a study on the impact of gender equality and protection against domestic violence laws in Lithuania and Bulgaria. HRMI experts have contributed to the case study and hope that the study will be useful for NGOs in Russia and Belarus, struggling for gender equality and better protection of women’s rights.
In the study, the Lithuanian and Bulgarian experts explore the laws on gender equality and protection against domestic violence in their home countries. The authors provide an overview of the situation before the adoption of the laws, look into the drafting and adoption process, talk about the remaining challenges and lessons learned. The experts put forward suggestions and recommendations for decision and policy makers, experts, and NGOs from the countries which are yet to introduce their own gender equality and protection against domestic violence laws.