National Council of women of Finland
The National Council of Women of Finland (founded 1911) is an umbrella organisation and co-operation forum for Finnish women’s organisations that promote gender equality. Currently, the Council consists of 72 member organisations and circa 400,000 women. The Council focuses on advancing and promoting women’s and girl’s rights and gender equality. It supports the work of its member organisations and coordinates a constantly growing network of women’s organisation as well as takes initiatives, gives statements, and consults in legislation. The Council’s work is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, private foundations and funds, and member organizations.
Influential women together foster and build a gender equal and sustainable society.
To advance women’s rights, gender equality, and women and girls’ human rights together with member organisations.
Values and principles
- Gender equality
- Transparency and equity
- Politically and religiously independent
- Diversity of women
- Strong advocate for women’s rights
Get in touch
National Council of Women of Finland
tel: +358 46 922 2201
Address: Kalevankatu 16, 00100 Helsinki
Secretary General Terhi Heinilä
tel: +358 40 530 5544
Specialist, Communications Salla Kajanmaa
tel: +358 50 475 4667