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Minister Pekonen: Non-discrimination and equality must become reality every day

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 28.6.2019 9.50
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The new Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, is the patron of the ongoing Helsinki Pride. On Saturday, June 29, the week will culminate in a parade, which Minister Pekonen will attend.

Non-discrimination, fair treatment and gender equality cannot be taken for granted.

"Although many think that all people are equal in Finland these days, many members of gender and sexual minorities – young people in particular –  experience a lot of discrimination and harassment", says Minister Pekonen.

According to the Minister, Finland is not complete yet in this respect either:

"We must work to make equality reality each day in the everyday life of us all. Each one of us deserves a safe living environment."

"Happiness and love belong to us all, Aino-Kaisa Pekonen reminds."

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