The Women's Organisation of the Swedish People's Party in Finland

Vasa svenska kvinnoklubb is a local committee within

The Women's Organisation of the Swedish People's Party in Finland, Svenska Kvinnoförbundet (www.kvinnoforbundet.fi/en/)

and we are active in the city of Vaasa. At present, Vasa svenska kvinnoklubb has 219 members.

We are a liberal feminist organisation working for gender equality in Finland. The goal of our feminist politics is a society free from violence, discrimination, sexism and racism, a society where human rights are respected and gender does not limit our choices and opportunities. We need feminist perspectives in all areas of politics. The feminist work for change must be done through legislation against different forms of discrimination, as well as through actions that change normative structures and attitudes.

Svenska Kvinnoförbundet is a member assocication of The Swedish People's Party of Finland.

 

Join us

Membership in Svenska Kvinnoförbundet, which also includes membership in Vasa svenska kvinnoklubb, is a statement in favour of gender equality. By joining us you support our work to build a society where women participate at all levels and areas of decision-making.

We invite you to join us by filling out this form. As a member, you will receive news about us and get invitations to seminars and events. The membership fee is currently 10 euros per year.

 

Follow us

Facebook: Vasa svenska kvinnoklubb

Instagram: @vasakvinnoklubb


 

The Women's Christmas Fair, December 6, 2023

This christmas fair is a long tradition that has been ongoing since the year 1927. As usually, we are organizing this year's fair on

Finland's Independence Day, 6th December, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Venue: Vamia vocational institute in Hietalahti, address Ruutikellarintie 2, Vaasa

This event will come in very handy if you are looking for nice handicraft, gifts or regional food products.

You can also treat yourself to creamy rice pudding and coffee or tea pairing with salty or sweet pastry in the café. Please note, however, that we take only cash payments in the café.

We look very much forward to welcoming you to the fair!


 

County Elections 2022

The city of Vaasa’s social welfare and healthcare services will be transferred to a joint municipal authority, the Ostrobothnian Consortium of Municipalities for Regional Welfare, as of 1st January 2022.

In the next step, the services of Regional Welfare and The Rescue Department of Ostrobothnia will be taken over by the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia as of 1st January 2023.

In the upcoming county elections, 59 county councillors and their deputies will be elected to the council of the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia.

Election day is 23rd January 2022, and advance voting takes place during the period 12th – 18th January. Election results will be confirmed on 26th January, and the councils start working on 1st March 2022.

Election results will be published on this site: https://tulospalvelu.vaalit.fi/indexe.html

 

Below you'll find eight candidates who have Vaasa as their domicile. All of them are members of Vasa svenska kvinnoklubb.

 

 

Finnish Parliamentary Elections

Election day: 14th April 1919

Equal parental leave, gender equal health care and ending violence against women and girls. These are the top three issues for the Women's Organisation of the Swedish People's Party in Finland in the upcoming parliamentary elections. We are ready to implement the liberal reforms that Finland needs in order to achieve gender equality.

Efforts for gender equality must be prioritised in all politics. We call for a society free from violence, sexism and racism, where human rights are respected and gender stereotypes don't limit anyone's opportunities or life choices. 

During the next four-year term we call for a reform of the parental leave system following the 6+6+6 model, resources for promoting young people's mental health and an overall reform of the Transgender Act in order to secure human rights for transgender people. 

Together we are building a society, where

- everyone has a right to feel safe

- the parental leave system encourages fathers to take parental leave

- equal access to health care is a basic right