Composition of the Council for Gender Equality

The Finnish Government has nominated a new Council for Gender Equality 19 September 2019. Special Advisor to the Minister of Defence Member Jirka Hakala (Centre Party of Finland) was appointed as the President of the Council, and Member of Parliament Bella Forsgrén (Green League) was appointed as the Vice President. The Council serves during the same term of office as the Parliament.

The members for the Council are nominated by parliamentary parties. In addition, advisory members represent the following organizations: 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.

 

Composition of the Council for Gender Equality since 19 September 2019

President:

Special Advisor to the Minister of Defence Jirka Hakala
Centre Party of Finland

Vice president:
Member of Parliament Bella Forsgrén
Green League

Members (Substitute member):
Research Director, MD, PhD, Associate Professor Hannu Kokki
(Member of Parliament Niina Malm)
The Finnish Social Democratic Party

Member of Parliament Matias Mäkynen
(Political Advisor Roosa Pöyhönen)
The Finnish Social Democratic Party

Member of Parliament Katja Taimela
(Docent Tapio Bergholm)
The Finnish Social Democratic Party

Member of Parliament Sanna Antikainen
(Advisor to the Member of Parliament, Practical Nurse, Marika Sorja)
The Finns Party

Expert Juha Järä
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Economics Nuutti Hyttinen)
The Finns Party

Secretary General Mikko Wikstedt
(Personal Assistant to a Member of Parliament, Jessica Vahtera)
The Finns Party

Member of Parliament Sari Sarkomaa
(Secretary General Jutta Wirén)
National Coalition Party

Member of Parliament Juhana Vartiainen
(Political Advisor Henrik Vuornos)
National Coalition Party

Executive Director Elina Havu
(Principal Ulla Parviainen)
Centre Party of Finland

Specialist on Women's Politics Silla Kakkola
(Member of Parliament Jussi Saramo)
The Left Alliance

Member of Parliament Eva Biaudet
(Vice President of Swedish People´s Party of Finland Henrik Wickström)
Swedish People’s Party of Finland

Permanent Advisers:
President Jyrki Lohi
(Vice President Pasi Salonen)
The Central Association for Men’s Organisations in Finland

Secretary General Terhi Heinilä
(Association Manager Anniina Vainio)
The National Council of Women of Finland

Secretary General Johanna Pakkanen
(Docent Mira Karjalainen)
The Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations - NYTKIS

Chairperson, Bachelor of Medicine Sakris Kupila
(Expert Sara Sundell)
Seta - LGBTI Rights in Finland