Annual Report 2017 of the Ombudsman for Equality released

The year 2017 was the first year of Jukka Maarianvaara as the Ombudsman for Equality. The year was filled, for example, #MeToo campaign and discussion on sexual harassment, campaign against pregnancy discrimination “Pregnancy Discrimination is not a fun thing” and monitoring discrimination bans and mapping municipal gender equality plans.

The contacts with the Ombudsman for Equality increased significantly compared to the previous year. In particular, contacts related to pregnancy- and family leave discrimination increased.

The Equality Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2017 is available online (pdf, in Finnish).