On July 10, 2019 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting organized by Lithuanian Prosecutor General Office on hate crimes and hate speech.
Lithuanian General Prosecutors’ Office’s, representatives from district prosecutors’ offices, representatives of NGOs, working in the field, participated in the meeting.
The aim of the meeting was to ensure more effective criminal proceedings for hate crimes and hate speech crimes, also a tighter cooperation with NGOs. During the meeting actualities and problems of hate crimes and hate speech and other questions were discussed.
The meeting was attended as part of the project “Call It Hate: Raising Awareness of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime”, implemented with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.