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...

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)....
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...
Demo Finland, gender, equality, a woman's place

A woman’s place is not in the kitchen but in politics

This is the time of the year of being grateful and proud of our nation, our independence and the fact that Finland has come...
Democracy know-how is valuable in peace negotiations

Working for democracy is working for peace

Democracy is a very difficult and frustrating way to govern, but it is by far the best option we have. Last summer I was...
Turvallisuuspolitiikka, puolueet, demokratia, ulkopolitiikka, kehityspolitiikka, Demo

Women’s voices need to be heard in foreign and defence policy

Women’s voices need to be heard in discussions regarding foreign and defence policy. This is why Demo Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs...
Climate action, climate change, Demo Finland, democracy, political parties, ICPP

Climate action and democracy go hand in hand

Climate action is needed urgently, according to the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). For us to halt global warning we...
Simon Elo writes about Finnish democracy

Better democracy for Finland

Does perfect democracy exist? When you look at the state of  most countries in  the world , Finnish democracy seems rather perfect. This is...
MP, Silvia Modig, gender, equality

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without gender equality

During the summer abortion rights have come up in public discussion. We all have the right to personal convictions and values, and opinions based...
Samuli Sinisalo kolumnikuva SDP

Is politics broken?

In recent years it has been impossible to avoid hearing the phrase “politics is broken” in public discussions in Finland. But what does it...