Rasa Ostrauskaite
Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OSCE in Vienna , Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna
Rasa Ostrauskaite

War, violent conflict, terrorism and violent extremism have differential and devastating consequences for women and girls. Yet, despite this, women remain largely excluded from peace processes and negotiations and most peace agreements lack provisions on the priorities of women and girls and fail to reflect women’s unique perspectives on their lives and communities. Empowering women and girls is critical to building fair, inclusive, prosperous and peaceful societies everywhere.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

With a scope of advocacy for women in security and cooperation fields, increase the participation and influence of women in public events, including a target of achieving 50% representation of women in public events during 2022.
Gender-balanced recruitment in the paid traineeships, mentoring and reverse mentoring programmes including 4 paid traineeships in the OSCE section twice a year.