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2023 Parliamentary Elections

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The next Finnish parliamentary election will be held in spring 2023. For the past few years, we have lived in a time of constant change and various unpredictable crises. We do not know what the coming years will bring, but we do know that we must strive for a more equal society together in all situations. Gender equality requires long-term cooperation and continuous work towards common goals.

The Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations NYTKIS gathers the entire field of Finnish women’s associations behinds its goals for the Government Programme. Our members include the women’s associations of the eight parties represented in Parliament, the Feminist Association Unioni, the National Council of Women of Finland and the Association for Gender Studies in Finland. In addition, we have also met with our key stakeholders in the fields of equality and non-discrimination when preparing the goals for the Government Programme.

We aim for a society where all kinds of girls and women have equal opportunities to live their life the way they want to live it, go to work, participate in politics and get the help and support they need during every stage of their life. To build an equal society, attention must also be paid to the continuity and resources of equality work.

We welcome you to learn about NYTKIS’s keys to a more equal future. Gender equality will increase when we work towards it together!

Some of Our Goals

  • Fathers’ use of family leave is monitored and supported as part of the implementation of the family leave reform. The impact of the family leave reform on mothers’ position in the labour market is monitored.
  • Sufficient resources are ensured for student welfare services to solve the mental health crisis of students and school pupils.
  • A concrete action plan to dismantle gender segregation in education, which aims to create permanent structures and resources that dismantle segregation, is drawn up and implemented.
  • Services for carers are ensured and carers’ right to paid carers’ leave is investigated.
  • Sufficient resources are allocated to services that prevent violence against women as well as services provided following an act of violence.
  • An extensive report is prepared, on the basis of which an action plan is created regarding the special matters related to preventing violence against elderly women.
  • Well-being at work in female-dominated industries is improved to ensure the meaningfulness and safety of work, coping at work and a sufficient workforce.
  • The social security reform promotes equality. The assessment of the reform’s gender equality impacts is made a key part of the social security committee’s work.
  • The mediation of intimate partner violence is excluded from mediation processes by law.
  • The teaching and research of gender studies at universities is strengthened by adding more human resources. This promotes the provision of equality and non-discrimination education on all levels of education.
  • The network of shelters is developed so that shelters are equally accessible throughout
    • Vulnerable groups’ opportunities for accessing shelter services is taken into account.
    • Funding is allocated to shelters and shelters intended only for women with children
      are developed.
    • The accessibility of shelters is increased and resources are allocated to making shelters accessible.
  • The same amount of money is paid for the same work and work of equal value regardless of gender. Equal pay measures narrow both the gender pay gap and the gender pension gap.