..."What transformed Finland from a poor, disunited and underdeveloped country into a stable democracy was to a large extent the social reform program that was launched after the civil war. Women played prominent roles in exposing the social evils that had to be tackled and in finding the means by which to address them. They were able to bring these issues up for discussion in the media but also as parliamentarians. Women had gained the right to vote and the right to stand for election in 1906 as first in the world — largely thanks to the tireless efforts by the men and women activists in the women's rights movement."
DR. ERKKI TUOMIOJA
Nov 20, 2011 00:33