Full legal name of organisation in native language

Moters uzimtumo informacijos centras

Name of organisation in English language

Women Employment Information Centre

Acronym  WEINC
Country  Lithuania
Country code  LT
Organisation address  Savanoriu 1, 3000 Kaunas
Last and first name of the contact person  Puidiene Jurate
Title and position in the organisation  director
Phone (include country and area codes)  370-7-321662
Fax (include country and area codes)  370-7-200392
E-mail address  jurate@mkc.lt
Home page address  

Type of organisation (legal status, main areas and type of activity)

Public organisation (non-governmental organisation) working in the area of improving the status of women in Lithuania with the regards to women employment issues, self-employment, enterprise development, women’s leadership, influencing public opinion on gender equality.

Size of organisation, in terms of the total number of personnel (use full-time equivalents)

Three full time employees; two part time employees; from ten to fifteen volunteers

Evidence of experience of the organisation of the women’s employment issues and experience in international co-operation

 WEINC is working in the field of women employment issues since 1994. Every year nearly three thousand women are registered in our Job Placement Agency. They are consulted and advised to attend courses held in our Centre – English language, accountancy, computer skills, etc. Approximately 25 % of our clients manage to find employment thanks to our effort.
Another field WEINC is concentrating on is to encourage women to start their own enterprises and create job places for themselves. For three years WEINC has been arranging idea and trade fairs and conferences for women in business
‘ Women’s Project’ where women entrepreneurs had possibility to exchange their ideas and to influence legislation.
In 1998 our organisation was nominated by The Embassy of the United States of America as one of the ten best NGOs in Lithuania.

Our international partners

The Women’s Enterprise Agency (Finland)
Networked Intelligence for Development (Canada)
Språngbrädan Utvecklingskonsulter AB (Sweden)
Women NGOs in Baltic countries and Russia
Women Human Rights Advocates Network

International projects

Name of the project: Small Business Creation for Women
Project duration: 12 months
Participants: women in business, representatives from governmental institutions, banks, credit unions, research institutes, NGO representatives, guests

Name of the project: Women Human Rights Advocacy in Lithuania
Project duration: 24 months
Participants: representatives of women NGOs, victims of violations of WHR, representatives of trade unions, Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s office

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