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National Council of women of Finland

The National Council of Women of Finland (founded 1911) is an umbrella organization and co-operation forum for Finnish women’s organizations that promote gender equality. Currently, the Council consists of 70 member organizations and over 400,000 women. The Council focuses on advancing and promoting women’s rights and gender equality. It supports the work of its member organizations and coordinates a constantly growing network of women’s organization 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 organizations.

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
email: toimisto[at]
tel: +358 46 922 2201
Address: Fredrikinkatu 39 C 22, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Secretary General Terhi Heinilä
email: terhi.heinila[at]
tel: +358 40 530 5544

Project Manager Liisa Ketolainen, Equality Acts program
email: liisa.ketolainen[at]
tel: +358 44 237 8069

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