List of organisations and NGOs

On this page, you can find a list of organizations, NGOs, and other companies that work with issues related to Social Exclusion.

 

  • AFAES operates in the Helsinki metropolitan area, doing integration work for immigrants, especially among people with an African background. (Helsinki)

http://afaes.fi/

      • Päivi Haapasalo
      • E-mail: paivi@afaes.fi or paivitor52@gmail.fi. (+358 50 346 3367)

 

  • Amnesty International’s mission is to make human rights known, investigate and campaign against serious human rights violations around the world. Amnesty conducts extensive research on the human rights situation in various countries. Based on the information, Amnesty makes concrete recommendations to governments and authorities in various countries to solve the problems.

https://www.amnesty.fi/tietoa-amnestysta/yhteystiedot/

https://www.amnesty.fi/ (https://www.amnesty.org/en/)

      • Email: amnesty@amnesty.fi
      • Executive director Frank Johansson email: frank.johansson@amnesty.fi
      • Pia Puu Oksanen , expert in gender and sexual discrimination

(e-mail: pia.oksanen@amnesty.fi)

 

  • Business Finland helps companies grow and succeed globally, addition to help develop solutions for the future and renew business operations. Business Finland also promotes collaboration between companies and research groups, making way for new developments into the international business ecosystem.

 

  • DIDAR helps people recognise harmful traditions in their culture and prevent honour-related conflicts. DIDAR offers group activities in different languages and guidance in situations that involve a threat of honour-related violence. Their services are confidential, free of charge and open to all. Operates in Tampere (maybe possible for remote work).

https://www.didar.fi/englanniksi/

 

  • EY‘s purpose is Building a better working world. Problems related to healthcare, future planning, other boundaries, EY aids by providing services, like consulting and strategy plans, for business and organizations. (Helsinki)

 

  • Familia – founded in 1988 – is a national expert organization of intercultural families. We support the wellbeing of intercultural families by offering peer support and volunteer activities, information, and advice. We also aim at making improvements in the social and legal systems, so that the needs of intercultural and multilingual families and Finns would be better met. (Helsinki)

https://www.familiary.fi/en.html

https://www.familiary.fi/projects.html

      • Elina Helmanen (Executive Director)
      • E-mail: elina.helmanen@familiary.fi (+358 50 433 5411)

 

  • Finnish Refugee Council (Suomen Pakolaisapu) – The Finnish Refugee Council is Finland’s largest expert organisation specialising in the issues of displacement and migration. (Helsinki)

https://pakolaisapu.fi/en/contact-us/

      • Annu Lehtinen (Executive Director)
      • E-mail: annu.lehtinen@pakolaisapu.fi (+358 44 719 1771)

 

  • Helsinki Literary Agency is a modern literary agency based in the capital of Finland. It offers publishers the best selection of Finnish fiction and nonfiction authors – a beautiful variety of genres and styles. Founded in the beginning of 2017, the agency is a joint venture of four Finnish publishing houses: Gummerus, Schildts & Söderströms, Siltala and Teos. The agency represents a wide range of prominent, award winning authors writing both in Finnish and Swedish.

https://www.helsinkiagency.fi/

 

  • Hilma – A support center for immigrants with disabilities, promotes the rights and equal opportunities for immigrants with disabilities and long-term illness in Finnish society. (Helsinki)

https://tukikeskushilma.fi/

      • Coordinator: Karoliina Mäki
      • karoliina.maki@tukikeskushilma.fi (+358 50 3002 501)
      • Service Adviser: Mahmoud Hassan
      • mahmoud.hassan@tukikeskushilma.fi (+358 44 9016 101)
      • Service advice: Najla Tahssin
      • najla.tahssin@vammaisfoorumi.fi (+358 44 757 7099)

 

  • Inklusiiv ry is a non-profit, registered association that creates and shares knowledge about diversity, equity and inclusion and drives societal change in Finland. The association’s main focus is on publishing and research activities.

https://fi.inklusiiv.org/our-services

      • Kristopher Jackson (Partnerships & Business Development Manager) Kristopher@inklusiiv@.org
      • Bikash Gurung (Event and Project Manager) Bikash@inklusiiv.org
      • Other issues hello@inklusiiv.org

 

  • INTERKULT (Kassandra ry) is a nationwide cultural association whose purpose is to promote interculturalism through art and culture. Utilizing different art forms, we enable people from different backgrounds to meet equally. In our operations, interculturalism and multiculturalism are common issues, norms in today’s society. As more and more young people today have an immigrant background, our focus is even more on children and young people. (Helsinki)

https://www.interkult.fi/

      • Andreas af Enehielm (Executive Director)
      • andreas.af.enehielm@gmail.com (+358 45 121 2887)

 

  • International House Turku – Immigrant Competence Center (Lauri’s Contact) (Turku)

https://www.turku.fi/infotori

      •  Manu Jalonen – Business Coordinator
      • E-mail: manu.jalonen@turku.fi (+358 40 159 7698)

 

  • Kalliola works for a fairer society by providing activities and services to increase the well-being of the individual and the community. We promote social cohesion between people and create opportunities for a good everyday life. (Helsinki)

https://kalliola.fi/ajankohtaista/

      • In matters related to communications, you can contact: viestinta@kalliola.fi 
      • Heidi Nygren, Executive Vice President (oy) and President and CEO (oy)
      • heidi.nygren@kalliola.fi (+358 50 312 4373)

 

  • KIOS aims to report on the human rights situation in developing countries and the importance of the work of human rights defenders. KIOS also does advocacy work to support human rights defenders and to develop operating models for Finland’s foreign and development policy.

https://kios.fi/fi/tietoa-meista/yhteystiedot/

      • Kim Remitz, Executive Director
      • Tel: 040 751 6061
      • Email: kim@kios.fi

 

  • Loisto settlement (Loisto setlementti) – Our main work is social youth work with gender and cultural sensitive approach. We value equality and diversity, communality, and trust in individual’s resources. We are committed to better the situation of those in weaker positions. (Helsinki)

https://loistosetlementti.fi/loistosetlementtiry/yhteystiedot/

      • Kari Ollila (Executive Director)
      • E-mail: kari.ollila@loistosetlementti.fi (+358 40 065 6739)
      • Henna Kolehmainen (Vice President, Targeted Work)
      • E-mail: henna.kolehmainen@loistosetlementti.fi (+358 40 027 3046)

 

  • Moniheli is a Finnish multicultural network which includes over a hundred member organizations. We support immigrant, integration and social inclusion and advance equity. (Helsinki)

https://moniheli.fi/en

      • Raakel Kumpunen (Communications Planner)
      • E-mail: raakel.kumpunen@moniheli.fi (+358 50 438 5568)
      • Abdirahim Hussein (Executive Director)
      • E-mail: abdirahim.hussein@moniheli.fi (+358 45 899 2522)

 

  • MONIKA – Multicultural Women’s Association Finland, is a women’s organization helping women with an immigrant background. The NGO improves women’s position in Finland. (Helsinki)

https://monikanaiset.fi/en/

      • E-mail: info@monikanaiset.fi (+358 9 7279 9999)

 

  • Mope ry aims for a situation in society where the well-being of immigrant families and information related to intoxicants and mental health can be increased. We provide enhanced child protection family work for immigrant families and provide support and counseling to families with developmental disabilities.

https://mope.fi/?fbclid=IwAR3VNeGdMGPzVe1-Yaoe4brWDh5aYFB63MTsiHSReTTlrNa_xDDYb9ppvII

      • Abdulkadir Isak , Executive Director Master of Education, School Social Work Expert, TYT Immigrant Education Specialist. 
      • E-mail: abdulkadir.isak@mope.fi
      • Tel: +358 50 363 2740

 

  • Orion is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company – a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion’s pharmaceutical R&D are neurological disorders, oncology and respiratory diseases for which Orion develops inhaled pulmonary medication. Orion typically work in teams and in projects that involve people from many different professions. Multi-disciplinary collaboration and open interaction are prerequisites for job satisfaction, development and new ideas.

https://www.orion.fi/en/

      • Jukka Muhonen (Global Business Development & Alliance Management) jukka.muhonen@orion.fi Tel. 010 426 3638
      • Terhi Ormio (Vice President, Communications; primary media contact) terhi.ormio@orion.fi Tel. +358 10 426 4646

 

  • Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

 

  • Rasmus: The Association Against Racism and Xenophobia supports anti-racism work and education in Finland and internationally.

https://www.rasmusnet.org/rasmus

E-mail: rasmus.ry@outlook.com

 

  • Samha: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association – SAMHA RY was founded in 2009 by immigrants, for immigrants. SAMHA was created with the intention to close the gap between the services people need, and those who are often left out. They are dedicated to educating about mental health and substance abuse. They firmly believe in encouraging successful integration, confidence building, and ensuring that no one feels left behind.

https://samha.fi/en/

      • Tariq Omar (Project Manager)
      • +358 45 202 7279
      • tariq.omar@samha.fi

 

  • Seta is a LGBTI Rights in Finland aims for an equal society and individual welfare that includes everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. We want to change legislation and attitudes through education and information and by co-operating with authorities and political decision-makers.

https://en.seta.fi/

        • Secretary General (advocacy, organization, international affairs)
          Kerttu Tarjamo
          E-mail: paasihteeri@seta.fi
        • Turku Branch: info@tuseta.fi

 

  • SONDIP – The union of multicultural associations in South-West Finland is an organization promoting Finnish multiculturalism, which currently has 24 member associations, set up in 2006. The aim of the association is to increase the visibility of membership associations and to promote interaction and cooperation between authorities and multicultural associations. (Turku)

http://www.sondip.com/fi/en/front-page/

      • Hasan Habib (The Chairman)
      • E-mail: hasanhabib@hotmail.com (+358 40 552 0369)
      • Board e-mail: sondip@sondip.com

 

  • SOPU, helps in crisis and conflict situations, which are related to ideas of honour. They have a support phone line and also email. SOPU also offers translation help. Operates in Helsinki (maybe possible for remote work).

https://soputila.fi/sopu-en/

 

  • The Family Federation´s Centre for Multicultural Expertise – The Family Federation´s Centre for Multicultural Expertise functions as a centre for expertise and resources on psychosocial issues concerning immigrants, particularly relating to family life, childrearing and parenthood. (Helsinki)

https://www.vaestoliitto.fi/en/immigrants/

      • Eija Koivuranta (Managing Director)
      • E-mail: eija.koivuranta@vaestoliitto.fi (+358 50 574 1775)
      • Laura Kormano (Coordinator)
      • E-mail: laura.kormano@vaestoliitto.fi (+358 40 551 7090)

 

  • The Finnish Red Cross is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Finland. We take care of those in the most disadvantaged position. We help amidst crises and accidents and support people of all ages when life gets hard. (Helsinki, Turku and other locations)

https://www.redcross.fi/

      • E-mail: info@redcross.fi (+358 20 701 2000) – weekdays 8.30 am–4 pm

 

  • The settlement movement (Setlementti liitto) – We support both new Finns as they integrate, and native Finns as they adjust to life in multicultural Finland. (Helsinki)

https://setlementti.fi/en/in-english/

      • Pentti Lemmetyinen (CEO)
      • E-mail: pentti.lemmetyinen@setlementti.fi (+358400961469)
      • Mona Särkelä-Kukko (Director of NGO Work)
      • E-mail: mona.sarkela-kukko@setlementti.fi (+358503413258)
      • Junias Kanyinda (Development Coordinator)
      • junias.kanyinda@setlementti.fi (+358 50 596 4507)

 

  • Turun Tyttöjen Talo is a (House for Girls of Turku) is a meeting place for all girls and young women aged 12 to 28. In the House for Girls you can meet new people, practice Finnish language, use a computer and get individual support and help for different kinds of questions and school homework. Together we can also do handicrafts, play games and cook. You can also take part in different hobby and conversation groups and events. Small snack is offered. Activities are planned together with girls and young women. A home-like and safe House for Girls is situated in the city centre of Turku. Workers of the house are women. It is also possible to visit the house with a family at fixed times. Participation for all activities is free.

https://www.mimmi.fi/keskusta/

      • Yliopistonkatu 26 B, 2nd floor
        20100 Turku
      • E-mail: info@mimmi.fi

 

  • Un Women Finland is an international UN Women committee, which task is to aid (financially) the equality work of UN Women. Additionally, they do communication and influential work. Un Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

https://unwomen.fi/

 

  • Unilever is a British multinational consumer goods company. Unilever products include food, condiments, wellbeing vitamins, beauty products, supplements and more.

 

  • Women’s line – Women’s Line offers services to people who identify themselves as girls or women and have experienced violence or abuse, or threat of violence or abuse, and to those close to them. They have a phone line, where women can call and chat to and they also organize support groups (online and face-to-face in Helsinki). Their website is currently being translated into English so much in English is not yet found there (but an intern could possible help with this process).

https://naistenlinja.fi/in-english/

 

  • WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. WWF works to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend upon; transform markets and policies toward sustainability; and protect and restore species and their habitats.

 

  • Yle the Finnish Brodcasting company is Finland’s national public service media company. Yle was founded in 1926 and is owned by the Finnish people, in other words is 99.9 % state-owned.