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THE OMBUDSMAN FOR EQUALITY

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The Ombudsman for Equality is responsible for monitoring the observance of the Act on Equality between Women and Men in Finland. The Ombudsman for Equality works as an independent authority within the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The Ombudsman for Equality gives advice and counselling on issues relating to the Equality Act. The current Ombudsman for Equality is Pirkko Mäkinen. The Ombudsman for Equality supervises compliance with the Act on Equality between Women and Men and the prohibition of discrimination and discriminatory job advertising, in particular promotes the purpose of the Act by means of initiatives, advice and counselling; provides information about the Equality Act and its application; monitors the implementation of the equality between women and men in different sectors of society. In addition, the Ombudsman for Equality supervises the implementation of protection of gender minorities against discrimination.
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Meritullinkatu 1, 00170, ,
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+358 9 1607 3248
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