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Webinar: Women, Politics and Violence – Case Finland

Venue: Zoom

Finland is well known for gender equality and the country’s long history of women’s political participation. However, Finland is not immune to violence against women (VAW) or violence against women in politics (VAWIP). In fact, Finland is one of the most violent countries in Europe for women. 

Why does Finland still struggle with VAW and how does Finland compare internationally? What are the solutions to VAW? How do political parties tackle VAWIP? Join us on the 24th of April at 14:00 (EEST/GMT+3) to discuss these questions and more! 

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14:00 Opening  words 
Demo Finland

14:05 Violence against women in Finland
Marjo Rantala, Senior Specialist, Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman

14:20 Violence against women in politics in Finland
Tuija Saresma, Professor, Cultural Studies, University of Eastern Finland

14:35 Comment
Taru Anttonen, Secretary General, The Green Women’s Association, Finland

14:40 Comment
Meseret Techane, Addis Ababa University, Department of Political Science and International Relations

14:45 Discussion

15:15 End of webinar 

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