Finland is known as a reliable defender of gender equality across the world
Improving the position and rights of girls and women is among the key goals of Finland’s development policy. Already in 70´s Helvi Sipilä was an inspirational leader with a strong commitment to gender equality while Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations.
Finland’s centenary is filled with joy and dignity
The centenary of Finland’s independence culminates in Finland’s Independence Day, on 6 December. The climax of the centenary is built together, and the programme will be rich and memorable. The official celebrations start on Independence Day Eve, on 5 December, and take place in Finland as well as abroad.
Gender Equality is important in education
Women’s level of education is high in Finland, and girls’ learning outcomes are excellent. In this respect Finnish women have good prerequisites for attaining equality in society and working life. The fields of education are, however, still markedly gender-segregated, and there have been no major changes over the last ten years.
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