Anna Wilkowska-Landowska

RH Reality Check, Eastern Europe

Anna Wilkowska-Landowska is a human rights lawyer from Poland, specializing in women’s human rights and working with various human rights NGOs, including NEWW, INTERIGHTS, as well as with intergovernmental organizations. In 2005 she worked as a legal consultant for UNIFEM on developing a program focused on implementation of gender equality laws in the countries of CEE and CIS. She represented a Polish applicant at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, in the case concerning abortion procedures in Poland (Tysiac v. Poland, in which the Court decided there had been a violation of Article 8 of the Convention). Currently she is co-operating with UNIFEM as International Consultant on Women’s Economic Rights in the project entitled “Accountability for Protection of Women’s Human Rights.”

Lithuania Adopts Homophobic Law

A Lithuanian law potentially criminalizes almost any public expression of or information about homosexuality, effectively preventing LGBT people from accessing information, support and protection needed to be free of discrimination and stigma.