Lithuania takes a step forward with women on traffic symbols


  1. Lithuania’s capital Vilnius installed traffic lights featuring female symbols to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in the Baltic state.

Important Facts:

  1. Background: The right for women to vote was written into the Lithuanian Constitution on November 2, 1918, putting it among the first countries to grant women suffrage, ahead of France or the United States.
  2. In Lithuania, women’s gross hourly earnings are on average 14.4% below those of men, compared to the EU average of 16.2%, according to official statistics.
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