Lithuania // Structures

The permanent national body in charge of overall coordination of the implementation of equal opportunities policy for women and men is the Division of Women and Men Equality within the Ministry of Social Security and Labour. It was set up in 1997 and formerly known as the Gender Equality Division. Furthermore, the Interministerial Commission of Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, which comprises at least one representative from all ministries, has a mandate to promote gender equality and to ensure gender mainstreaming in the department they represent. The Division of Women and Men’s Equality serves as the secretariat to the Interministerial Commission on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men.