Everyone has a right to sexual health and family planning

Väestöliitto, Countdown 2015 Europe partner in Finland, joins forces with the Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy to give a voice to young people. By curating a section of the festival called “Let’s talk about sex”, Väestöliitto provides a platform for young people to express their own opinions on their right to sexual health and family planning in Finland and globally.

“There are 1.8 billion young people in the world. Each one of them has their own story. Everyone needs information and access to safe, voluntary family planning” – says Väestöliitto.

In this context, they will host a seminar on September 23, 2016 at the Savoy Theater in Helsinki. A program will cover issues related to the right to sexual health and family planning for disabled people, transgender people, immigrants and all young people worldwide. Four short videos which Väestöliitto produced together with young people will be launched during the seminar. The seminar will be moderated by a Member of the Finnish Parliament, Mr Jani Toivola. After the discussion a movie, Who´s Gonna Love Me Now will be shown in the presence of the director of the film, followed by a question and answer session.

Event Agenda

September 23, 2016 at 16:00 Savoy-teatteri,
Kasarmikatu 46 – 48, 00130 Helsinki

Welcoming words, Why we are here? Jani Toivola, Member of Parliament, Finland

Family planning is a human right Elina Korhonen, Väestöliitto

Young people’s right to sexual health and family planning Ulriika Hyry, Young feminist

Disabled people’s right to sexual health and family planning Jaana Tiiri, Young disabled person

Transgender people’s right to sexual health and family planning Sakris Kupila, Young transgender person

Immigrants’ right to sexual health and family planning Aziza Hossaini, Young immigrant

Closing remarks Jani Toivola, Member of the Parliament, Finland

Contact details

Riikka Kaukoranta
Advocacy Officer Global Development
Phone +358 44 577 5604

This is a Countdown 2015 Europe event in series “Advance Human Rights, Invest in Family Planning”.

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