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MY BODY IS MINE: Trafficking in Human Beings - How to Protect Women and Girls?
Welcome to the 15th International Helvi Sipilä Seminar. This year the seminar will be held as a webinar from Helsinki, Finland.
FOR THE REGISTRATION, please visit: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdPl7QWiz3wmhZWiD…/viewform

Suomen Akateemisten Naisten Liitto järjestää vuosittain International Helvi Sipilä Seminar -tapahtuman YK:n naisten asiaa käsittelevän toimikunnan, ns. CSW-kokouksen yhteydessä New Yorkissa yhdessä Naisjärjestöjen Keskusliiton, Naisjärjestöt yhteistyössä NYTKIS ry:n, Suomen NNKY:n ja UN Women Suomen kanssa - nyt jo 15. kertaa!

Viime kevään seminaari peruuntui äkillisesti alkaneen globaalin koronapandemian vuoksi. Tänä vuonna koronarajoitusten edelleen ollessa voimassa seminaari järjestetään webinaarina maanantaina 8.3.2021 klo 16 - 17.30 Suomen aikaa. Huomaathan, että webinaari on englanninkielinen.

Chair of the seminar & opening
My Body is Mine! Women’s organizations countering the anti-gender movement
EVA BIAUDET, MP, President of the the National Council of Women of Finland
Finland’s commitments towards gender equality and women’s rights
THOMAS BLOMQVIST, Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality of Finland
Gender dimension - recognized risks of women and children in conflicts
HELENA RANTA, Professor at The Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Helsinki, Finland
NIRMALA GURUNG, Young Women’s coordinator
YWCA Nepal
TATIANA KOTLYARENKO, Advisor on Anti-Trafficking Issues at Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe at the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
VENLA ROTH, Ministerial Adviser, Department for Criminal Policy and Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Ministry of Justice, Finland
KATRI VIINIKKA, Ambassador for Gender Equality, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
The seminar is organized jointly by the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, the National Council of Women of Finland, the Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations – NYTKIS, Finland National Committee for UN Women and the Young Women’s Christian Association of Finland YWCA.
International Helvi Sipilä Seminar at the CSW since 2006
Helvi Sipilä was a Finnish lawyer, diplomat and the first female Assistant Secretary-General of the UN. Sipilä received numerous national and international awards including twelve honorary doctorates, and she was granted the honorary title of Minister in 2001.
Helvi Sipilä also held leadership position in several associations, including the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, International Federation of Women Lawyers and the International Council of Women.
Helvi Sipilä’s profession in law was exceptional at the time. When she announced the opening of her own law firm in 1943, she became the second woman in the Finnish history to practice as a lawyer. She ran her own law firm for 30 years. Private entrepreneurship enabled her to engage in extensive social activities, including service as a member of governmental missions.
While Assistant Secretary-General, she was appointed Secretary-General of the UN World Conference on Women in Mexico 1975. She continued to work as a consultant for the UN until 1981, in order to promote the UN Voluntary Fund for the Advancement of Women, later known as UNIFEM, set up during the UN Decade for Women 1976 – 1985. Helvi Sipilä was a well-known and respected advocate for equality and women’s rights. Her important legacy will live on.
The first international Helvi Sipilä Seminar was organized at the CSW50 in 2006 by the Finnish Federation of University Women (FFUW) in collaboration with four other Finnish Women’s organizations to honor the work of Minister Helvi Sipilä
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08.03.2021 16:00-17:30
, Finland