List/Grid Tag Archives: Discrimination

Reactions to the strike in Polish ethnic minority schools

The organisers of so called empty benches strike in ethnic minority schools said that they aim to turn the attention of the state’s authorities and the international community to the… Read more »

National minorities picketed in front of the Ministry of External Affairs of Lithuania

Leave our schools alone! The authorities who are ignoring our requests forced us to srike! High school education without stress! Dear Mr Linkevičius, you ratified international conventions, it’s time to… Read more »

Statement concerning a strike by Polish schools in Lithuania

We at Wilnoteka wish to publish a statement from the Parents Forum of Polish Schools in Lithuania concerning a general strike which will start on the 2nd September in Polish schools… Read more »

„Polish children in Polish schools” – 20th conference and 20 years of fighting for Polish schools

Representatives of Polish education in Vilnius County have met during the conference „Polish children in Polish schools” for the 20th time. 20 years during which the conference was taking place… Read more »

Facebook campaign supporting Polish schools in Lithuania

Joanna Markowska, the English teacher in Szymon Konarski’s High School in Vilnius, started a campaign supporting Polish schools in Lithuania. Why? Because Polish school is good! Dear Facebook friends, Dear… Read more »

Aim: to deprive Poles of schools

The dramatic history of Poles living in the Lithuanian area between the wars actually constituted a continual and never-ending torture, chicanes, violation of their language rights using the administrative methods… Read more »

Andruszkiewicz says to American diplomats: We do not agree to standardized Lithuanian languageexams

American diplomats visited Šalčininkai District Municipality on 30 July. According to information issued by the local government of Šalčininkai, among those who came to Šalčininkai were: ambassador’s Economic and Political… Read more »

AWPL MPs request Brussels to draw attention to the rights of Poles in Lithuania

The problem of discrimination against Polish minority in Lithuania is being talked about more and more often on different levels, and in different environments. The President of the European Council… Read more »

An investigation into the matter of t-shirts has opened

The Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office has opened an investigation into the subject of t-shirts with the statement “Wilno na rowerach bez pedałów” (“Vilnius on bikes without pedals”) printed on them, which the participants… Read more »

The campaign against homophobia (KPH) accuses the AWPL and ZPL

The campaign against homophobia accuses the AWPL and ZPL activists of homophobic attitudes. Michał Mackiewicz, the head of ZPL considers the accusations unserious. T-shirts with a slogan ‘Vilnius riding bikes… Read more »

A qualitative leap or discrimination? Songaila is the new Director of Press, Radio and Television Support Fund

Gintaras Songaila, who is known for anti-Polish sentiment, has become the new Director of Press, Radio and Television Support Fund (Fundusz Wspierania Prasy, Radia i Telewizji). “I hope that he… Read more »

Spelling of surnames. Will it be the same as in 2010?

On Tuesday (30 June) the Seimas is to consider again the issue of the original spelling of non-Lithuanian names and surnames in official documents. On the same day the honoris… Read more »

Institutional discrimination

Lithuanian Ministry of Justice is proposing explicitly discriminating way of changing the Lithuanian Constitution. As we informed many times, Lithuania once again raised the issue on the referendum concerning the… Read more »

Lithuanian linguists: “No” to original spelling of surnames

The Lithuanian linguists are relentless. The Commission of the Lithuanian Language answered once again on inquiry of Law and Order Committee. They didn’t change their minds. According to linguists, only… Read more »

Members of European Parliament appeal to the Prime Minister of Lithuania about schools for minorities

Over the last decade, several dozen Polish schools in Lithuania have been closed. Currently, because of the education reform, 17 national minorities’ schools in Lithuania, including 10 Polish schools, are… Read more »

The Minister of Education gives „Syrokomlówka” hope

Audronė Pitrėnienė, The Minister of Education and Science of Lithuania, who took office on 2nd of June, visited unexpectedly W. Syrokomla High School in Vilnius. At the time of the… Read more »

Seminar on non-discrimination: Repressed man is hostile and mistrustful

“The principle of non-discrimination in the context of equal opportunities is fully understood by experts, partially by office workers but the politicians do not understand it at all” – in… Read more »

Appeal in defence of Polish schools in Lithuania

As we previously reported, in the days of April 29 – May 3, representatives of Polish community in Lithuania, invited by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Schetyna and president… Read more »

It is hard to be a Pole in Lithuania

On 21 April I was finishing reading a book “Moja Wileńszczyzna i moje Kresy” (in the past, “Wileńszczyzna” (the Vilnius Region) and “Kresy” (Borderlands) were a part of Poland) written… Read more »

Polish schools in Lithuania afraid of another blow

High school finals are around the corner. These year will be the next when Polish students in Lithuania will take unified exam from Lithuanian language. Unified means the same for… Read more »

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