Engaged Street Action in Vilnius for the Istanbul Convention!
Every three months, right on the 25th, Vilnius Women's House stages a big street action to raise awareness about the Step Up! Campaign in their country. The street action takes place at a very central Vilnius city’s location - Vinco Kudirkos square. Already three times this year (May, August, November) Vilnius city’s residents and guests were invited to take a picture with one of the Campaign’s posters and by this express their support of Istanbul Convention’s ratification. Using posters reflecting the spirt of the Istanbul Convention, this street action initiative engages the public and informs it about the Istanbul Convention. This way Istanbul's Convention name gets to be associated with something more tangible and concrete.
Step Up! Videos in Support of the Step Up! Campaign
Along with the Step Up! launch video which has been shared widely by all participating Members, Vilnius Women’s House also released their own video on YouTube supporting the Step Up! Campaign.
30 May 2016 – Vilnius Women’s House Meets with City Hall Officials
Vilnius Women’s House and other NGOs met with members from City Hall, the first of such an unprecedented event, in which the City of Vilnius government shows the competence of the protection of human rights of women and consults with representatives of civil society. Meeting attendees discussed a special programme from 2017-2019 as well as inter-gender violence prevention, gender equality, human rights and environmental issues of specialized assistance, institutional capacity, wide prevention specialist training, professional groups and inter-agency cooperation. A constructive dialogue has begun in Lithuania between civil society and public authorities, and Vilnius Women’s House salutes the civil organisations addressing gender-related violence!
25 May 2016 - Public Launch of the Campaign Lithuania
On 25 May 2016, with the support of UN Women Orange Day, Vilnius Women’s House created a Facebook event calling for society to celebrate the launch of the Step Up! Campaign by meeting in Vinco Kudirkos aikštė in Vilnius. Vilnius Women’s House created posters, which are also downloadable pdfs, with key messages supporting the Step Up! Campaign, declaring why the campaign is so important and what they want to Step Up for.