Finland

Parliament

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Network of Finnish Women Members of Parliament
(January 1991)

About

Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The network is coordinated by the Employment and Equality Committee.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
The network acts to realize equality between men and women, promotes women's rights and introduces a female perspective to legislative work:
- Legislation on ending violence against women, gender-responsive budgeting, equality in the workplace.
- Social security issues (for example, poverty in single parent families), parental leave issues, health care, etc.)
In addition, it organizes seminars and meetings, sends representatives to attend international conferences dealing with equality and women's rights as well as engages in cooperation with female MPs from other countries.

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Ms. Elina Forsström, Secretary Eduskunnan naisverkosto
Mannerheimintie 30
00102 Helsinki
Finland
Phone
+358-505701720