In the Lithuanian Roma group, there is a slightly higher proportion of women than men. Significant differences in the distribution by sex is observed in the group of 30 years old and older Roma – women here account for 57%, while men – 43% of the total number of Lithuanian Roma.

Differences between Roma women and men in education is recorded, but they are not very significant – a slightly higher number of illiterate and drop-primary education (difference – 1%) or with only primary education (difference – 3%), a slightly higher number of men have acquired basic education (difference – 4%).

Roma women participation in public life

The challenges commonly faced by Roma women:

  • persistent stereotypes of role of women in society and the family;
  • inflexible attitude of employers;
  • lack of public services;
  • early marriage and pregnancy.