Who does what

Milestones for gender equality in Finland
Facts and statistics Finland
Unmarried women gain legal majority (at age 25) 1864 *
Women are granted control of their own earnings 1864 (unmarried women) / 1889 (married women) *
Equal inheritance rights for women and men 1878 *
Women gain the right to obtain an academic degree 1901 *
Men gain universal suffrage and the right to be elected into parliament 1906 *
Women gain universal suffrage and the right to be elected into parliament 1906 *
Women gain municipal suffrage and the right to be elected into municipal governments 1917 *
Women gain the right to operate a business 1919 *
The first female minister 1926 *
Married women gain legal majority (at age 25) 1930 *
Birth Control Pills Legalised 1961 *
Ratification of the International Labor Organization’s (a UN agency) Convention 100 on equal pay for equal work regardless of sex 1963 *
Right to Abortion 1970 *
Female employees cannot be fired on the grounds of pregnancy, childbirth or parental leave 1971 *
First parental leave insurance that grants fathers the right to parental leave in connection with childbirth 1978 *
Law on equality between women and men passed 1987 *
Gender equality/discrimination ombudsman formed 1987 *
Nordic action plan for gender equality 1989 *
First female president 2000 *
The current legislation regulating the sharing of parental leave between parents goes into effect 2003 *
First female prime minister 2003 *
Signature of the Council of Europe’s convention on preventing and combating domestic violence and violence against women (the Istanbul Convention 2011) 2011 *
Ratification of the Council of Europe’s convention on preventing and combating domestic violence and violence against women (the Istanbul Convention 2011) 2015 *
Same-sex marriage 2015 *
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