My Body Is Mine – Legislation, Consent and Women’s Rights
The 16th International Helvi Sipilä webinar My Body Is Mine – Legislation, Consent and Women’s Rights will take place on the eve of International Women’s Day, on Monday 7 March 2022 at 16–17.30 Helsinki time. The event is organised online and in English.
Please register here by 4th March
During the webinar we will look at consent in the context of sexual violence and harassment, discussing legislative and other means to ensure the full realization of women’s human rights. Finland’s ongoing legal reform on sexual offences will be compared to similar developments globally.
Finland’s consent-based legislative reform on sexual offences
Anna-Maja Henriksson, Minister of Justice of Finland
Legislation, Consent, and Women’s Rights from the perspective of women’s organizations
Saara-Sofia Sirén, President of the National Council of Women of Finland, MP
Sexual equality: the importance of consent-based definitions of rape
Jacqui Hunt, Global Lead – End Sexual Violence at Equality Now
Puja Mandal, Rise Up! Young Woman Lead at Young Women’s Christian Association YWCA of India
Clara Berglund, Secretary General at the Swedish Women’s Lobby
Päivi Kannisto, Chief, Peace and Security at UN Women
Merja Kähkönen, Advocacy Coordinator, The National Council of Women of Finland
Fatim Diarra, Chairperson of the Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations NYTKIS
The event is organized by the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, National Council of Women of Finland, UN Women Finland, the Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations NYTKIS and YWCA of Finland.