Composition of the Council for Gender Equality

The Finnish Government has nominated a new Council for Gender Equality 29 October 2015. Member of Parliament Sari Raassina (National Coalition Party) was appointed as the President of the Council, and Secretary General Kirsi Marttinen (Centre Party of Finland) 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 29 October 2015

(Substitute member)

President:
Member of Parliament Sari Raassina
National Coalition Party

Vice president:
Special Adviser Kirsi Marttinen
Centre Party of Finland

Members:
Political Secretary Jirka Hakala
(Lawyer, Secretary General Seija Turtiainen)
Centre Party of Finland

Member of Parliament Martti Talja
(Secretary General Elina Havu)
Centre Party of Finland

Anneli Manninen
(Pekka Sinisalo)
Blue Reform

Juha Järä
(Niilo Kärki, kaupunginvaltuutettu)
Finns Party

Member of Parliament Juhana Vartiainen
(Secretary General Jutta Wirén)
National Coalition Party

Special Researcher Tapio Bergholm
(Executive Manager Merja-Hannele Vuohelainen)
The Finnish Social Democratic Party

Member of Parliament Tarja Filatov
(Analyst Matias Mäkynen)
The Finnish Social Democratic Party

Member of Parliament Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto
(Party Secretary Lasse Miettinen)
Green League

Secretary for Membership and Women’s Politics Silla Kakkola
(Member of Parliament Kari Uotila)
The Left Alliance

Member of Parliament Eva Biaudet
(Member of Parliament Anders Adlercreutz)
Swedish People’s Party in Finland

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

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

Secretary General Johanna Pakkanen
(Secretary General Milla Pyykkönen)
The Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations - NYTKIS

Vice President Sara Sundell
(Board Member Henna Vidén)
Seta - LGBTI Rights in Finland