Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

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Lina Lelevičiūtė
After graduating from Firefighter School, I got the qualification of a firefighter. I was very keen to be able to do this job, but at the time it was a taboo for women. As I was not allowed to work as a firefighter, I started working as a dispatcher, but the initial desire of being a firefighter didn’t go anywhere. Twelve years later, the dream came true. Now Lina Lelevičiūtė is one of the few women-firefighters in Lithuania who is extinguishing fires every day.