Marija Ausrine Pavilioniene
Former MP and Activist
Del Indijos Marija Ausrine Pavilioniene, born April 6, 1944 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Doctor of Science (Humanities), Doctor Habilitis (Humanities), Professor of Vilnius University. Fighter for women‘s, children, elder people‘s, LGBT rights. From 1967 till 2004 worked in the Faculty of Filology of Vilnius University. From 2004 till now member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, member of the Committees on Human Rights, European Affairs, Education, Science and Culture.Head of the parliamentary Women‘s group, the group on Development Cooperation, Reproductive Health and Rights. Member of the Social democratic party. Member of the Council of the European Parliamentary Forum. Reset up Lithuanian University Women‘s Association (1991), set up Women‘s Study Centre, the first Feminist library in VU (1992)VU, set up, edited VU journal „Feminism, Society, Culture“ (1999-2002). Published 2 monograhs on Western literature, 2 collections of articles on political, social,cultural, religious problems: „Hopes and Disillusions“, 2011, “Illusions and Reality“, 2016.