Lithuanian Policy on Sexual crime

Sexual crime constitute a small part of all reported crimes, but by their nature as well as other violent crimes they are very dangerous, create the atmosphere of fear, insecurity and emotional discomfort in the society. According to the criminal law it is serious or grave crime and it always raises great concern in the society.

Since 2005 the number of such crimes has been constantly decreasing.

Strategic provisions on reducing sexual crime are set and being implemented according to appropriate international documents, national laws and national programmes.

Some aspects of the sexual violence problem is being solved through activities  to ensure equal rights and responsibilities of genders. National Programme on Equal Opportunities of Women and Men for Year 2010-2014  inter alia deals with violence defeating activities:*

The National Crime Prevention and Control Programme* sets provisions on prevention and control of crimes of violence including sexual violence crime.

(*Documents in Lithuanian) 

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