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  • Young people can change the world, if we let them

    • September 29, 2016
    • Finland
    • European voice
    • Youth

    “I want to change the world!” declared Ulriika Hyry, a young feminist in the beginning of the videos’ launch event. That was the driving force of the project from the beginning to the end to give the power to young people. “Equality and sexual health are not self-evident even in...

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  • Everyone has a right to sexual health and family planning

    • September 08, 2016
    • Finland

    Väestöliitto, Countdown 2015 Europe partner in Finland, joins forces with the Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy to give a voice to young people. By curating a section of the festival called “Let’s talk about sex”, Väestöliitto provides a platform for young people to express their own opinions on...

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  • National focus: Väestöliitto fights to keep RH/FP a priority in wake of Finland ODA cuts

    • June 19, 2015
    • Finland

    After elections in April, Finland’s new centre-right government plans to tackle the country’s recession with major spending cuts in almost every sector. It is currently examining a budget that proposes to cut funding for development cooperation by over €200 million in early 2016. It is also likely to divert more...

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  • Finland’s commitment to FP/RH in development under threat

    • June 17, 2015
    • Finland

    Finland‘s government is currently examining a Programme containing plans to cut funding allocated to development cooperation by over €200 million in early 2016. The Programme will reduce the total amount of development cooperation funding from €1.01 billion in 2015 to €743.6 million in 2016. It also mentions a preference for...

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