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Project Rainbow Rights Promoting LGBTI Equality in Europe

  • Supports the implementation of the legislation on non-discrimination
  • Promotes non-discrimination both in Finland and in Baltic countries

The project is implemented between 1.1.2017 and 31.12.2018.

Rainbow Rights Promoting LGBTI equality in Europe 1.1.2017-31.12.2018

Our main tasks

Mainstreaming of equality and non-discrimination in Finnish municipalities

  • Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities develops together with 5 Finnish pilot municipalities the implementation of equality planning at municipal level.
  • Ministry of Justice develops training material on LGBTI equality for professionals in health care and educations sector.

LGBTI awareness-raising at local level

  • Seta develops and tests measures and training material to promote LGBTI equality at local level. Also, it promotes the cooperation between NGOs and local actors in five pilot municipalities.

Transnational and cross-border cooperation on LGBTI policy

  • Lithuanian Gay League together with project partners promotes the cooperation and mutual learning on LBGTI policies at European level, focusing especially to support the competence and networks of the NGOs and authorities in Baltic countries and Finland.

Tackling multiple discrimination

  • Ministry of Justice raises awareness of the different forms of multiple discrimination, and tests tools and methods to combat them.

Contact information

Project manager Michaela Moua,  Ministry of Justice, Finland, Unit for Democracy, Language Affairs and Fundamental Rights, michaela.moua(a)om.fi, +358 29 515 0229

Project expert Tommi Palosaari, Ministry of Justice, Finland, Unit for Democracy, Language Affairs and Fundamental Rights, tommi.palosaari(a)om.fi, +358 29 515 0102

Project coordinator Nelli Ruotsalainen, Seta, nelli.ruotsalainen(a)seta.fi, +358 50 352 3545

Project coordinator Eduardas Platovas, LGL, edis(a)gay.lt, +370 612 15243

Project specialist Johanna Laaja, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, johanna.laaja(a)kuntaliitto.fi, +358 50 563 7103

Check out the equality and non-discrimination video series!

What does equality mean? What kind of discrimination do Roma, the disabled or people belonging to sexual minorities experience in Finland? Or how can equality and non-discrimination be promoted in services and working life?

The equality and non-discrimination video series produced by the Ministry of Justice’s Rainbow Rights project ponders these questions and other issues. The videos have been produced for educational use, in particular to support the promotion of equality in the activities of public authorities. Check out the videos and share them with your network!

Equality and non-discrimination: What do they mean?

Ombudsman for Equality Kirsi Pimiä and other citizens explain what equality and non-discrimination mean.

Finnish subtitles.

Some - sisältökeräin

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Equality and non-discrimination: Personal stories

Six people tell about the kind of discrimination they have experienced and what they think about equality.

English subtitles.

Some - sisältökeräin

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Equality and non-discrimination: Good practice – Kirjava Youth Centre, Espoo

The video presents a good example solution for promoting equality in services. All young people are welcome to visit the City of Espoo’s Kirjava Youth Centre.

English subtitles.

Some - sisältökeräin

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Equality and non-discrimination: Good practice – Nevo Tiija

The video presents a good example solution for promoting equality in education and employment services. Nevo Tiija is a solution-oriented model for employing people who are difficult to employ.

Finnish subtitles.

Some - sisältökeräin

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Equality and non-discrimination: Good practice – Annanpura

The video presents a good example solution for promoting equality and accessibility in services and working life. Annanpura employs visually impaired people and provides services for developing accessibility.

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Some - sisältökeräin

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The videos have been produced by the Ministry of Justice’s Rainbow Rights project, which has received funding from the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union.

The Project Rainbow Rights is supported by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.