Lithuanian Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations

Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights

I. Field of Activity and Areas of Expertise
 
Main Field of Expertise: Human Rights
Field of Activity: Development Education/Awareness Raising
 
II. General Information
 
Internet site: http://www.lchr.lt, www.manoteises.lt, www.inconvenientfilms.lt
Address: Raugyklos st. 15 - 201, Vilnius
Tel./fax.: +37052628858
E-mail: info@lchr.lt
Contact person/contact details: Gediminas Andriukaitis Lietuvos zmogaus teisiu centras (LZTC)/Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) Raugyklos g. 15, 201 kab., LT-01140, Vilnius Tel.: +370 5 262 88 58 Fax.: +370 5 262 89 60 E-mail: gediminas lchr.lt Mob.: +370 605 12624
Number of employees: 5
Existing since: 1994
Source(s) of funding:
EU Direct Financing
Line Ministries Financing
Other
Annual turnover (in Litas): 1 euro= 3.45 Litas
≤ 500 thousand
Member of Lithuanian Umbrella:
(Lithuanian Umbrella is a non-formal entity uniting NGDO Platform and LITDEA)
Yes
About the Organisation. Role, goals, key activities: Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) has been working in the field of human rights for more than a decade. Since foundation by private natural persons in 1994 LCHR focused on human rights education and implemented numerous projects and activities in the field. The recognition of equality of persons and principle of non-discrimination has always been the core values of LCHR philosophy. Today the goals of the LCHR are aimed at: - Dissemination of knowledge about international and European Union human rights standards, promotion of tolerance and respect to diversity; - Capacity building and awareness raising on issues of vulnerable groups and minorities; - Observance of human rights standards at national level, providing suggestions and consultations to the government and the legislator. LCHR is a member of European Network Against Racism (ENAR), the founding member of DARE Network (Democracy and Human Righs Education in Europe). Since 2007 LCHR also runs a large-scale human rights awareness project - human rights documentary film festival "Inconvenient Films" (www.inconvenientfilms.lt)
 
III. Development Cooperation Experience
 
Geographical coverage of activities: Lithuania
 
V. Capacity Building Needs
 
Partner Search
Resource Mobilisation
Thematic Knowledge
 
BEST PRACTISE
Expertise Area: Since 2007 LCHR also runs a large-scale human rights awareness project - human rights documentary film festival "Inconvenient Films" (www.inconvenientfilms.lt), which focuss a lot on development education.
Project/Initiative Title: Inconvenient Films
Implementation Period: 2007 - onwards
Objectives: Human rights awareness raising, Development education.
Results: 10 000 - 15 000 project participants per edition.
Sustainability: The project runs sice 2007.