International Helvi Sipilä Seminar
17th International Helvi Sipilä Seminar ”MY BODY IS MINE – Women’s Human Rights and Technological Innovations”
- Thursday 9th March 2023 at 9.00–10.15 am EST (New York), 16–17.15 pm EET (Helsinki)
- Online and at the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, 605 Third Avenue, 35 Floor, NY
Please register beforehand to the seminar: https://tinyurl.com/HelviSipila
Watch the stream: https://tinyurl.com/HelviSipilaStream
Many countries limit or even deny their citizens’ access to internet, preventing women from enjoying their full human rights. This seminar focuses on two themes regarding girls’ and women’s rights online. Firstly, it will discuss girls’ and women’s equal and safe access to internet and technological innovations all over the world. Secondly, it brings forth insights across the globe on factors supporting women’s empowerment and generational equality, such as free platforms to learn IT skills and coding, which may ensure that internet is harnessed in support of women’s human rights.
The International Helvi Sipilä Seminar Series was inspired by a keynote speech held by Sipilä at the Special Session of the UN Assistant Secretary-Generals held at the CSW49 in 2005.
The first international Helvi Sipilä Seminar was organized at the CSW50 in 2006 to honor the work of Minister Helvi Sipilä. The Seminar Series addresses challenging issues that affect women and their lives locally and globally in the 21st century. This year’s event is the 17th seminar in this series.
The seminar is organized jointly by the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, the National Council of Women of Finland, the Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations – NYTKIS, UN Women Finland, and the Young Women’s Christian Association of Finland YWCA.
The seminar series is organized jointly by the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, the National Council of Women of Finland, the Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations, UN Women Finland and the Young Women’s Christian Association of Finland YWCA.