Baltic specialists to gather in Vilnius to discuss problems of violence against children

  • 2019-01-08
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian specialists are gathering in Vilnius on Tuesday to discuss problems and prevention of violence against children.

Positive parenting programs will be presented to representatives of Baltic agencies responsible for children's rights and welfare during events organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe.

"The aim is to present WHO programs and strategies to prevent violence against children and child maltreatment in general," Ingrida Zurlyte, head of the WHO country office in Lithuania, told BNS.

"Practical examples from Montenegro, Norway, will be the most interesting," she added.

The pan-Baltic conference taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday will be followed by a national workshop for representatives of municipal bodies and non-governmental organizations on Thursday and Friday, Zurlyte said.