Femina is an NGO that provides legal, social and humanitarian assistance to womens living in Finland.
We aim to achieve more sustainable and fair society by assistance to the people in need and advancing intercultural dialogue and education to all. Hundreds of women turn to us for help, who in difficult divorce proceedings have to defend their rights and the rights of their children. The most difficult thing is when a mother with children or pregnant women, for example, has problems with documents, often the problem is delayed to a critical situation. And then these people need not only legal assistance but also social. We have repeatedly opened fees for clothing, personal hygiene products, and products for people in difficult situations.
We also help solve housing problems, because due to ignorance of the law, some immigrants come to Finland to work and remain literally on the street. We have volunteers helping such people, giving them temporary housing until we resolve all issues with documents and find our own housing for this category of people. The problems that we deal with are extremely numerous and mainly these problems arise due to the legal illiteracy of people. We help such people.
We run a workshops, trainings, seminars and information days, teaching people practical skills, and important aspects of socialization and integration in society, human rights and legal system in Finland, accounting matters and providing information to assist them in setting up their life’s (in case of refugees, migrants and minorities) and own business.
We organize vocational education four kids and youth, like drama and music lessons, youth camps and debates.
We have created a website to inform women about changes in the legal field of Finland. We provide relevant information through articles and newsletters. At the same time, the main task in organizing the work of the site is to complete, comprehensive and high-quality consideration of applications and preserve anonymity
Femina ry on feministinen järjestö tasa-arvosta kiinnostuneille.
The Code of Ethics
Nonprofit organizations value integrity, equality, dignity, openness, solidarity, collaboration, diversity and reliability and they act on the basis of these values. Their cooperation is based on benevolent partnership, mutual respect and recognition. It is the duty of nonprofit organizations to contribute to the development of a safe, balanced and caring society. In so doing the nonprofit organisations are guided in their day-today activities by the Finland legislation. The Code of Ethics provides the principles for actions of nonprofit society organizations, which increase the reliability of the organizations and the non-profit sector in the society.
Femina created by several initiatives woman. Each member of the team has extensive experience related to the issues of relocation, training, employment and the creation of their own business in Finland. Together with this, there is an experience not only in the legal field of Finland but also in other countries.
Femina has always relied on partnerships to drive our activities and, in support of Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Partnerships should contribute to shared objectives, and deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness. Fimigrant’s approach to partnering is rooted in strong principles and a consistent understanding of the value of partnership, and is responsive to the different strengths, weaknesses and needs of different partners.
Leskeläntie 10 09430, Saukkola