Global work for gender equality needs defenders

According to the World Economic Forum, as gender equality increases so does the prosperity and safety in the society. Absolute poverty is still globally...

Political parties’ immense role as supporters of peace and democracy

Political Parties of Finland for Democracy – Demo Finland’s recent publication Political Parties and Peace Building – The Forgotten Stakeholder in Peace Processes offers current information on political parties in...

Ethiopia – Nobel leads the way to democracy?

Three young women, one of whom wears a hijab, sit around a table. They are the leaders of the Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice Party (ECSJP)....

Finnish MPs supporting peace and democracy in Ethiopia

In mid-October, Finnish political parties organised gender equality training for the country’s predominately male party leadership, in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Members of the Finnish...

Democracy has defenders – PPPeer conference hosted 80 in Helsinki

”We must ask ourselves what the basic rules of democracy are. What can the winners of democratic elections do. These are important questions in...
climate change

A wicked problem and slow democracy – an impossible equation?

Climate change is a quickly evolving wicked problem. As the IPCC special report has pointed out, we only have limited time to react to...
politiikakkoulussa, tunisia, vaalit, demokratia

“TSoP taught me to be a democrat”

Tunisian School of Politics (TSoP) trains young politicians on the principles of democracy. This is important, because Tunisia is facing another interesting election year....
nuorten, äänestäminen, vaalit, vaikuttaminen, demokratia, youth

The votes of youth are an untapped power – why don’t they use it?

According to the 2018 Youth Barometer,  an annual study of Finns between the ages 15 to 29, indicates that most young people believe in...
some, sosiaalinen media, demokratia, Demo, social media

Social media – a threat or a possibility for democracy? 

Social media has become irreplaceable in our lives. It has great influence not only on individual citizens, but also on a broader scale on...
freedom of religion, Demo, Demo Finland, democracy, human rights, parties, dialogue, democracy support

Freedom of religion is a cornerstone of democracy

Freedom of religion and within it especially the right to change one’s conviction without consequences is a Litmus test for society. If this right...