The MSAH plays a key role in promoting gender equality by preparing legislation, monitoring the situation of gender equality nationwide, coordinating the development of activities on gender equality and promoting the implementation of the objectives of the government's equality policy.
Legislation on gender equality.
Gender mainstreaming in Finland aims to ensure that gender perspectives are included in all areas of decision-making.
Gender glasses »
Gender glasses can be used in all preparatory work, for example in matters involving legislation and decision-making, and in the preparation of broad projects, programmes and measures
Equal pay »
Equal pay is a basic condition for a fair, good quality, productive working life.
International cooperation »
The central international forum for Finnish cooperation on gender equality is the European Union. Finland also cooperates internationally on furthering gender equality in its work with the Nordic Council of Ministers, the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Responsible agencies »
Gender equality issues in Finland come under the auspices of the MSAH. There are four authorities based at the MSAH that promote gender equality.