Responsible agencies

Gender equality policy coordination in Finland comes under the auspices of the MSAH. There are two authorities based at the MSAH that promote gender equality.

Equality Unit

The Equality Unit is responsible for gender equality legislation, policy preparation and coordination at the MSAH.

The Council for Gender Equality

The Council for Gender Equality works to promote gender equality in society.

It is a parliamentary council and it is appointed by the Government of Finland for the same term of office as the Finnish Parliament.

More information on gender equality

The website of the Centre for Gender Equality Information offers updated, research-based information on gender equality.

Non-governmental organizations involved in equality work:

Further information

Tanja Auvinen, Deputy Director General 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Työ- ja tasa-arvo-osasto / TTO, Tasa-arvoyksikkö / TASY 0295163715