08 maaliskuuta 2019

Friday Bliss #26 - About Gender Equality

Today we celebrate International Women's Day the theme being
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I gathered here some facts about the state of gender equality in Finland.
And wish you all my dear lady friends a Happy and Gorgeous Day!

Finland was the first country to grant full political rights to women in 1906. For more than 100 years women have had active roles in working life and decision making. Some facts from this site:
  • 42% of Members of Parliament in Finland are women.
  • 49% of all employed people are women.
  • Roughly one third of all entrepreneurs in Finland are women. This is a significant figure compared with other EU countries.
  • In the Finnish Foreign Service about 45% of ambassadors are women and over 50% of the 560 diplomats are women.
Sexism and gender inequality do still exist in Finland, particularly in regards to the wage gap and employment discrimination, but are not felt on the same sweeping levels as many other European countries.

Finland has long been a highly secular country, but in 1988 when the Lutheran church permitted the inauguration of female priests, it was still considered a great step forward.

Finland elected its first female president, Tarja Halonen, in 2000, and she was re-elected for a second term in 2006 and remained in office until 2012.

The presidency was a great achievement for Ms Halonen.
She was raised in a poor family in a working class neighbourhood of Helsinki, in Kallio (The Rocks).
After her office years as the president of Finland, she moved back to Kallio.

The link is open
Helsinki time

20 kommenttia:

  1. Hi Riitta,
    thank you for this wonderful and interesting Post!
    Happy weekend to you,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  2. Dear Riitta,
    Thank you for this interesting and informative post!
    I also tried to write a post about International Women's Day.
    He has to be made public.
    There is still much to do!
    Warm regards

  3. I forgot to tell you how much I liked your tulip photos.
    They show a particularly beautiful color and shape.

  4. Happy Women's Day to a lovely woman! Have a fabulous weekend!

  5. Que seja um grande dia para todas as mulheres deste planeta, aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  6. Oh, Riitta, I think I will pick up something from your blog again sooner or later…
    Hauskaa naistenpäivää sinulle!

  7. Hello Riitta. You've put together an informative post. I've learnt some more about the rights of women in Finland. It was interesting to read about the background of the first woman president. Your photos of tulips are beautiful. Thank you for the linkup to Friday Bliss this week. Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

  8. When I sometimes read about Finnland I think it's a different world. We're (and many other countries) so far behind you.
    Happy Women's Day!
    Thank you for hosting.

  9. Breathtaking photos of tulips!
    I found my today's flowers outside in the forest, some small, but nice too.
    Enjoy the holiday and weekend

  10. Ihanaa naistenpäivän iltaa ja mukavaa viikonloppua♥

  11. Tärkeää asiaa ja upeita tulppaaneja.
    Oranssi väri toistuu postauksessa kauniisti! :)

  12. ...I come from a family of strong women and my three granddaughters are forces to be reckoned with!

  13. Feliz día para ti. Besos.

    1. Thank you all my dear friends for visiting & commenting 💕 Wishing a lovely weekend!

  14. Finland is far ahead of the States. Thanks for hosting.

    1. It is not all that good it sounds. Yesterday it was on the news that many women encounter sexual and other violence. Don't remember the yearly numbers but it was far too high.

  15. Liebe Riita,
    diese Zahlen sprechen für sich selbst. Daumen hoch für Finnland!
    Die frohen Farben der Tulpen gefallen mir sehr gut.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende.
    Liebe Grüße

  16. What a very informative post. Thanks for sharing all the facts. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

  17. Hi Riitta,
    Finland is a truly spectacular country in many and many ways. Great post. I hope you had a very happy day.
    Wonderful tulips.
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  18. The history you’ve taught here is so worth learning. Finland can be proud.


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