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April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Finland does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Finland were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Finland was 78.7 years for males and 84.2 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Finland was 2 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Finland was 3 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Finland was 3 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Finland is 4.9 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 25, 2021, 10:55 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamous marriage is not allowed in Finland. According to Section 6 of the Finnish Marriage Act, no person shall marry if his or her prior marriage is still in force. Likewise, no person shall marry if his or her registered partnership is in force. Accordingly, only one spouse of a person residing in Finland may be issued a residence permit through family reunification, even if polygamy were allowed in the person†™s country of origin. If the person residing in Finland were to divorce the first spouse and a second spouse would lodge an application for family reunification, it needs to be established whether the divorce from the first spouse...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Croatia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Guyana, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Maldives, Montenegro, Nepal, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Zambia
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Finland in 2018, women comprised 18.6% of the police force.
Jan. 12, 2021, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2

“The Finnish Conscripts' Union says it condemns bullying of female soldiers in the defence forces after research suggested that half of all women in the military suffered discrimination, and a quarter were the victims of sexual harassment. A study for the Defence Forces found that 27 percent of women, and seven percent of men, experienced sexual harassment during their service. In 2011 the equivalent figure was 32 percent of women who reported sexual harassment.”
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"There are all these stories in Finland about children who were asking their parents if a man can be president because they were so used to seeing the female president" (para 10). "Maarianvaara said he also got complaints from men apparently unhappy about the progress of women’s equality. When Marin’s female-dominated cabinet was named, he got three written complaints and one phone call about the gender balance. 'In the last government the cabinet was only 26% women and no one contacted us,' he said wryly" (para 26).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"'The man who was running against her [as prime minister], he already declined a ministerial post during the last negotiations, saying he wanted to focus on his family. So that idea of family commitments was already there from a man,' said Tanja Auvinen, head of the gender equality unit at the ministry of health and social affairs" (para 16).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Among the most serious concerns is domestic violence, with rates for abuse and intimate partner killings among the highest in Europe" (para 19).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Nousiainen has a case pending against the state, claiming an infringement of duty to protect women from violence, and says current legislation is not strong enough to safeguard women. 'It has taken decades to turn all forms of assault into crimes under public prosecution, and legislation making lack of consent rather than violence a decisive factor in rape is only now under preparation,' she said" (para 20-21).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"But last week the Nordic nation found a far more potent ambassador for gender equality, when 34-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin was sworn in as prime minister, heading a coalition and a cabinet dominated by women. She is the youngest serving premier in the world, mother to a toddler, and heads a coalition of four other parties that are all led by women. Three of them, like her, are under 40" (para 4-5). "Since the start of this century it has had two female prime ministers – though both served only brief terms – and a widely liked female president who served for 12 years" (para 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Finland has always been a pioneer in political gender equality, the first country in Europe to give women the vote in 1906" (para 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"Generous parental leave policies, subsidised childcare and a commitment to work-life balance mean young working mothers are the norm here rather than the exception" (para 11). "While men are entitled to parental leave, they account for only about 10% of the total, leaving mostly women caring for young children in their first year of life, with knock-on effects for careers, earnings and pensions" (para 23).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"Statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development show it is the only country where fathers spend more time with school-age children than mothers, said Mikko Koivumaa, who as a diplomat in Japan became an unofficial ambassador for his country’s family-friendly way of life. He sees the national commitment to family life – ensuring that work stays within limits, and families can afford childcare – as one of Finland’s greatest strengths, and the reason it comes near the top of a wide range of global social rankings" (para 12-13). "'The man who was running against her [as prime minister], he already declined a ministerial post during the last negotiations,...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The country has a 16% gender pay gap" (para 25).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"Men are as likely as women to be chasing young children through Helsinki’s vast new central library, or walking them home beside the city’s lakes. Statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development show it is the only country where fathers spend more time with school-age children than mothers, said Mikko Koivumaa" (para 11-12). "While men are entitled to parental leave, they account for only about 10% of the total, leaving mostly women caring for young children in their first year of life, with knock-on effects for careers, earnings and pensions" (para 23).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Generous parental leave policies, subsidised childcare and a commitment to work-life balance mean young working mothers are the norm here rather than the exception" (para 11). "He sees the national commitment to family life – ensuring that work stays within limits, and families can afford childcare – as one of Finland’s greatest strengths, and the reason it comes near the top of a wide range of global social rankings" (para 13). "While men are entitled to parental leave, they account for only about 10% of the total, leaving mostly women caring for young children in their first year of life, with knock-on effects for careers, earnings and pensions" (para 23).more
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Marin has also dismissed questions about her age and gender as irrelevant. Most Finns apparently agree; so far she has not had to face the questions about balancing parenthood and power that dog most female politicians – but vanishingly few men – elsewhere" (para 15). "That resentment often manifests in online abuse. Most of the new government are on Instagram and other social media platforms, making it easier for them to connect with voters, but also easier for them to be targeted" (para 27).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Nousiainen has a case pending against the state, claiming an infringement of duty to protect women from violence, and says current legislation is not strong enough to safeguard women" (para 20).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"But this government feels to some in Finland and beyond like a new landmark; the coming of age of a generation that grew up with gender equality as a reality rather than an ideal. 'If I look at how it has been for me growing up, it was the time when Finland had Tarja Halonen as female president, she was quite an important icon, at least in terms of people doing politics,' said Li Andersson, who at 32 heads the Left Alliance in the coalition and serves as education minister. 'There are all these stories in Finland about children who were asking their parents if a man can be president...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'It’s great we have these young women taking leadership roles. Sanna Marin is the same age as me, and she is a really big role model for all of us working mothers,' said Susanna Mikkonen, vice-chair of the Mothers in Business group that organised the networking event" (para 6). "'If I look at how it has been for me growing up, it was the time when Finland had Tarja Halonen as female president, she was quite an important icon, at least in terms of people doing politics,' said Li Andersson, who at 32 heads the Left Alliance in the coalition and serves as education minister. 'There are all these stories...more