Report to CEDAW committee from the Finnish NGOs
Suomalaisten kansalaisjärjestöjen rinnakkaisraportti YK:n naisten kaikkinaisen syrjinnän poistamista koskevaa yleissopimusta valvovalle komitealle
The CEDAW-committee has demanded Finland to work more efficiently for prevention of violence against women. When it comes to this kind of preventive work, also including FGM related issues, the Finnish NGOs strongly think that this cannot only be a responsibility of NGOs but there has to be governmental actions and a national strategy developed. There is a need for more research and education of authorities on many aspects such as gender issues, human rights, cultural sensitivity.
Publisher: Amnesty International in Finland; NYTKIS; Ihmisoikeusliitto – The Finnish League for Human Rights et al.