Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland, supports the campaign of
the Council of Europe against Domestic Violence.
Helsinki, 7 April, 2008
At the invitation of Jukka Gustafsson, Contact Parliamentarian for
Finland, Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland, will hold
the opening address of the conference dedicated to the situation of
Domestic Violence against Women in Finland (PDF) on 7 April in the Parliament
Paula Risikko, Minister of Health and Social Services, Sinikka Hurskainen, Chairperson of the Finnish delegation to the
Parliamentary Assembly and Heidi Hautala, Chairperson of Legal Affairs
Committee, will also contribute to the conference, together with Helena
Ewalds and Manuel Lisboa, members of the Council of Europe Taskforce.
President Halonen together with Ms Hautala (chair of the committee
for legal affairs), Ms Hurskainen (chair of the Finnish delegation
to the PACE) and Mr Gustafsson (contact parliamentarian for Finland)
On 2 April 2008, Jukka Gustafsson, Contact Parliamentarian for Finland
also organised a media event to involve other members of the parliament
against domestic violence. This event was inaugurated by the Speaker of
the Finnish Parliament, Sauli Niinist÷.
The Speaker Sauli Niinist÷ inaugurated the event
Hautala, chair of the committee for legal affairs, took part to the