Working group on Men s Issues in Gender Equality Policy - Interim report
sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Julkaisusarja:Raportteja ja muistioita (STM): 2014:38
Julkaisun pysyvä osoite onhttp://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-00-3535-8
The working group on Men s Issues in Equality Policy appointed by Paavo Arhinmäki, the Minister for Gender Equality, began its task in January 2013. The working group consists of repre-sentatives of men's organisations, boy action groups, Seta LGBTI Rights in Finland, the Council for Gender Equality TANE and four Ministries. The working groups term of office ends on 15 October 2014. When the working group was set up, its tasks were to identify new gender equality issues rela-ting to men and define older issues more closely, expedite measures concerning men under the Government Action Plan for Gender Equality, develop interaction between ministry officials and men's organisations, and organise a seminar on men and gender equality. The working group set the following objectives for its work: to ensure that men and women experience gender equality as a shared issue and gender equality policy as a shared policy, to promote political procedures to resolve problems experienced by men, and to create a space for male diversity. The working group met a total of seven times during its 2013 spring term and four times during its 2013 autumn term. The working group s interim report was published in February 2014. The interim report, which was compiled in preparation for the final report, sums up what the working group has done so far, and takes a stance on on-going processes, such as the procedures listed in the Government Action Plan for Gender Equality that apply to men. The primary purpose of the interim report is to extend the group's work into a discussion with key interest groups. The members of the working group have not committed to single proposals. The proposals listed are mere suggestions and ways of initiating discussion on topics, not officially submitted proposals for action.