OSCE representatives and hate crime victims visited LGBT* centre

On November 7, 2015 the OSCE representatives together with the hate crime victims gathered in the LGBT* community center.

During the meeting, members of the local LGBT* community shared their painful experiences and thus enabled the ESBO officers to comprehend real discriminatory cases in Lithuania. In the meantime, the OSCE will organize trainings for the police officers regarding the effective investigation of the hate crimes.

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL, as part of the project “Developing Effective Response to LGBT* Hate Crimes” funded by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania, on the following year will conduct trainings for legal practitioners as well in order to draw attention to discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation.

The association LGL in the course of the hate crime prevention invites every hate crime victim and/or witness to take part in the anonymous survey found on the following link: http://lgl.lt/hatenomore/en.