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Eduskunta - Riksdagen (Parliament)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
45.5%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
45%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

Innovation stories

Finnish Parliament: Citizen Interaction via Facebook Live

The Eduskunta, Finland’s parliament, launched Facebook Live sessions in May 2018 after the parliament’s Speaker at the time, Paula Risikko felt the need to interact more with citizens and allow them to understand their representatives’ choices.
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News in brief
Mia Mottley

Climate action: These seven women MPs are leading the way

Research shows that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies. Even though women globally are just 26.4 per cent of all parliamentarians, they are able to make a disproportionate impact. These seven representative women MPs
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News in brief
Cecilia Widegren

IPU facilitates discussions between Nordic MPs and WHO

The IPU opened its doors to its first 2022 in-person delegation of parliamentarians with a dozen MPs visiting from Denmark, Finland and Sweden on 27-28 January to learn more about the IPU’s work. Led by Ms. Cecilia Widegren, Head of
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Press releases
social media

IPU publishes new social media guide book for parliaments

To provide guidance in what can sometimes be a challenging and even dangerous space, the IPU has published a new Social Media Guide for Parliaments and Parliamentarians. The guide is designed as a practical tool on how to use social
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Press releases
youth

Youth representation in parliament nudges up according to new IPU report

The global proportion of MPs under 30 has increased in two years from 1.9 per cent to 2.2 per cent according to the IPU’s biannual report on Youth Participation in National Parliaments published today. Despite this increase, when compared with
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