Green Women’s Association
All women are not alike: we are young and we are old, we live alone, we have big families. A Finnish woman has lived her whole life in Finland or has gained citizenship only recently. The common nominator for all of us is a strong will to influence on the society in which we live.
We want an equal society where the weak and the sick are taken care of. We want a clean environment, which will last for the future generations. A green woman is not a passive object but an active subject who is ready to tackle even the most difficult matters.
The Green Women’s Association was founded in Tampere in 1993. Over the years the association has become an important and active part of the national Green League. There are 15 local branches of Green Women’s Association all over Finland.
The Green Women’s association offers a platform for women who carry their responsibilities of the environment and want to enhance equality in the society. Green feminism is a mean for repairing the structures of society so that it will be fairer and free of discrimination and futile generalizations. For us the gender is the ground on which we stand, not the ceiling against which we bump.