Keynote Speaker

Dalia Leinarte

Professor of History, Director of Gender Studies Centre, Vilnius University

Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University

Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Dalia Leinarte is a recognized gender equality expert and activist for women’s rights. She is a consultant of the Inter-Ministerial Commission on Equal Opportunities of Women and Men, Lithuania (since 2000) and a member of the working group for Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, Lithuania (since 2011).

After obtaining her Ph.D. in History from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania (1996) she was a Fulbright Scholar at the State University of New York, USA (2002-2003), a Research Scholar at the American Association of University Women, USA (2005-2006) and a Visiting Professor at Idaho State University, USA (2005-2008).

List of most recent publications in the field of discrimination against women and advancement of their human rights:

  • ”Silence in Biographical Accounts and Life Stories: The Ethical Aspects of Interpretation”. The Soviet Past in the Post-Socialist Present: Methodology and Ethics in Russian, Baltic and Central European Oral History and Memory Studies, edited by Melanie Illic and Dalia Leinarte, Routledge, 2015.

  • Life Stories of Lithuanian Women, 1945–1970, Rodopi, New York, 2010;

  • ”Families in Europe between the 19th and the 21st century”, Romanian Journal of Population Studies, 2009;

  • Gender Mainstreaming in Social Inclusion Policies in Lithuania, USP-Publishing, 2008;

  • ”Gender Mainstreaming in the EU Member States”, Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality, Sweden, 2006;

  • Trafficking in Women and Prostitution in Lithuania, Vilnius University Press, Vilnius, 2003.