International cooperation on gender equality
The central international forum for Finnish cooperation on gender equality is the European Union.
The task of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is to support the EU organs and member states in their efforts to promote the equality between women and men in all political decision-making and to fight discrimination based on sex. The Institute collects information on the state of gender equality in member states, informs actively about themes related to gender equality and in this way aims to raise awareness about gender equality among EU citizens.
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.
- The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
- The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
- Council of Europe
- Nordic Council of Ministers
- NIKK - Nordic information on gender