Posts Tagged: social equality

When will Finland have a black or gay prime minister?

The hostility that Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s government has faced is a good example of the misogyny that still exists in Finland. While Finland has made important strides in gender equality, women still make, on average, 20% less than men. Even if women in Finland became the first to have the right to vote in

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Say it loud and clear if you have the opportunity

At a European Network Against Racism (ENAR) general assembly in Brussels in 2014, I met an activist from Austria who runs Radio and TV Afrika in Vienna. Alexis Neuberg said something at the meeting that I have always kept close to my heart: “If you have the opportunity to be near power don’t censor yourself. Use that opportunity

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President Niinstö and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä believe that dual nationals pose threat to Finland’s national security

The debate on dual citizenship in Finland became headline news again on Thursday when President Sauli Niinistö was quoted as saying on YLE News that dual nationals could pose a security threat to the country. On Friday, YLE published a poll where 66% of the respondents agreed that dual nationals shouldn’t be hired to work for the defense forces and foreign ministry.

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