“We sincerely appreciate the long-term work of these actors for human rights. We have more goals that bring us together than divide us, the advocacy said press release.
The announcement came about a week after it was announced that the protection of interests of gender and sexual minorities has refused to cooperate with the Helsinki Pride 2023 center and the National Assembly.
Senni MoilanenThe chairman of the board of Helsinki Pride confirmed to Helsingin Sanomat on Friday that the decision was made based on the parties’ attitude to the trade reform.
Both the Center and the Coalition defined the reform as a matter of conscience, the former having 13 votes and the latter 10 of the 69 votes cast against the reform in parliament on February 1. The Coalition was also the only opposition party to support the reform, with 26 of its 37 MPs backing it, ensuring it passed despite opposition from the ruling majority centre.
The reaction has caused frustration, especially in the national coalition.
Chairman Petteri Orpo last week described the decision to reject the party’s partnership application as unusual and offensive to several party members.
“After the public discussion, we are still disappointed with Helsinki Pride Community’s decision to partner with the Confederation, but hopefully this cooperation will give us the opportunity to build a bridge for the years to come.” Konsta NupponenKasary’s chairman stated on Tuesday.
Center partners, on the other hand, emphasized that they have pressured their parent organization to defend human rights more decisively.
“We thank the organization for the discussion, as a result of which our activists can participate in the discussion if they wish [Pride] to the event through an organization belonging to the center. We have common goals, said Aleksi SandroosChairman of the Central Students of Finland.
Helsinki Pride stated on Tuesday that it is willing to continue the dialogue with the parties and stated that all organizations that support the equality and non-discrimination of gender and sexual minorities are welcome as its partners.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page