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2019.10.08 15:00

Lithuania proposes to re-elect Dalia Leinartė to UN gender equality body

BNS2019.10.08 15:00

Lithuania has proposed that Dalia Leinartė, professor at Vytautas Magnus University, be re-elected to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Leinartė was first elected to CEDAW in 2012 and was approved for a second term in 2016. She became the committee's vice-chairwoman in 2015 and served as its chair between 2017 and 2018.

Leinartė is a member of the editorial board of the Gender Studies and Research magazine. She served as director of the Gender Studies Centre at Vilnius University between 2000 and 2017.

In 2018, Apolitical, a global network of public servants, named her as one of the 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world.

CEDAW monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Lithuania ratified the convention in 1995.