• Recommendations to improve data collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors: Finland

    The recommendations were developed after an in-depth analysis of data collection from the police and justice sectors. They aim to improve administrative data collection on intimate partner violence to better inform policies and to help the Member States meet the monitoring requirements outlined in both Directive 2012/29/EU (the Victims’ Rights Directive) and the Istanbul Convention. Read more Data collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors - all EU countries Indicators on intimate partner violence and rape for the police and justice sectors EIGE's work on data collection on violence against women

  • Gender Equality Index 2017: Finland

    The Gender Equality Index 2017 examines the progress and challenges in achieving gender equality across the European Union from 2005 to 2015. Using a scale from 1 (full inequality) to 100 (full equality), it measures the differences between women and men in key domains of the EU policy framework (work, money, knowledge, time, power and health). The Index also measures violence against women and intersecting inequalities.

  • Data collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors: Finland

    Many women victims of intimate partner violence in the EU Member States remain unprotected. Perpetrators often go unpunished due to inadequate law enforcement approaches, which do not align with international human rights treaties. A gender-neutral approach to the law, coupled with the unavailability of data and existing stereotypes result in the denial of violence against women and its tolerance or normalisation.

  • Combating violence against women: Finland

    Violence against women is rooted in women’s unequal status in society, and that status reflects the unbalanced distribution of social, political, and economic power among women and men in society. It is one of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time and a form of discrimination that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women.

  • Will three quarters of equality suffice for Finland?

    The Gender Equality Index developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows that Finland has achieved “three–quarters equality”. While gender equality is high in Finland in European comparison, there is still room for improvement in many sectors of society. According to the 2015 Gender Equality Index published by EIGE, Finland scored 73 out of 100. Finland is the second most equal country among the 28 countries included in the index.

  • Gender Equality Index 2015: Finland

    This publication summarises the main results of the Gender Equality Index 2015 for Finland. It presents scores for 2005, 2010 and 2012, allowing for an assessment of the progress made in the pursuit of gender equality in Finland over time.

  • Visit of the President of Finland

    During the state visit to the Republic of Lithuania the President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, and the prominent representatives of the Republic of Finland visited EIGE to learn about the Institute’s work and the situation of women and men in the European Union.Among topics discussed was the achievements of Finland’s when it comes to gender equality and inspiring initiatives.

  • EIGE meets with MEP Ms Liisa Jaakonsaari and Social Democratic Women of Finland

    The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) will hold an information meeting with Finland's group of Social Democratic Women on Friday 16 October - as part of the newly formed Agency's efforts to inform stakeholders about its operations. Today's meeting will be dedicated to presenting the agency's mandate, structures and working methods. The meeting will also allow the Agency to inform the European Parliament about its overall objectives which include supporting the EU institutions and the Member States in promoting equality between women and men, combating sex discrimination, and raising EU citizens' gender awareness.Ms Virginija Langbakk, the EIGE's Director said: