• The Council for Gender Equality promotes gender equality in society.

  • TANE drafts proposals and provides statements to develop legislation and other measures that affect gender equality.

  • TANE promotes research on gender equality and supports utilization and implementation of relevant findings.

TANE promotes gender equality

The Council for Gender Equality (TANE) works to promote gender equality in society. TANE drafts proposals and provides statements to develop legislation and other measures that affect gender equality. The Council also promotes research on gender equality and supports utilization and implementation of relevant findings.

TANE is a parliamentary council and it is appointed by the Government of Finland for the same term of office as the Finnish Parliament. The members for the Council for Gender Equality are nominated by parliamentary parties. In addition, advisory members represent the following organisations: The Central Association for Men’s Organisations in Finland, The National Council of Women of Finland, The Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations - NYTKIS and Seta - LGBTI Rights in Finland.

TANE operates within the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Member of Parliament Sari Raassina started as the President of the Council 29 October 2015. The Secretary General of the Council is Hannele Varsa and Planning Officer is Milla Sandt.

Gender Equality in Education