Väestöliitto is currently involved in two development cooperation projects: in Asia (Nepal) and in Africa (Malawi). In Malawi the focus is on improving sexual and reproductive health and rights and education of girls. In Nepal, we collaborate with WWF to provide sexual health education for young people.

In addition to the development cooperation projects, Väestöliitto conducts neighbouring area cooperation; in the past we have had projects in Vyborg District and in St. Petersburg in Russia. In 2009 a three-year project was begun in Central Asia, where the aim is to empower disabled women.

In addition to development cooperation Väestöliitto's other focus is on advocacy work. On the international front, we participate in the Countdown 2015 Europe-consortium whose goal is to increase the financial and political commitment to providing contraceptive methods everywhere.

Photo Thomas Hagström