The main goal of Väestöliitto’s Global Development Unit is to promote sexual health and rights and gender equality.

The aim of the activities is that every individual and couple can freely, responsibly and with informed choice decide about issues related to their own sexuality, such as forming close relationships, getting married, using contraception and having children.

Through awareness raising, dissemination of information, provision of training and service delivery Väestöliitto’s development cooperation projects aim at strengthening the position of girls and women, promoting safe motherhood, decreasing unwanted pregnancies and preventing sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS.

The aim of the advocacy and global education work is to increase the knowledge of its target groups on the significance of sexual health and rights in improving the status of girls and women, achieving gender equality, increasing people’s well-being and promoting sustainable economic and social development.

Photo Thomas Hagström