Women's Democratic Action Centre (Finnish : Naisten demokraattinen toimintakeskus) was the women's wing of the leftist party Democratic Alternative (Deva) in Finland 1987-1990. The organisation emerged of a split in the Democratic Women's League of Finland (SNDL) in the spring of 1986, as six SNDL districts (Southern Saimaa, Helsinki, Joensuu, Lahti, Northern Häme and Uusimaa) sided with Deva. SNDL expelled its rebel districts in November 1986.
The centre was founded in April 1987. The five chairwomen chosen at the founding congress were Marja-Liisa Löyttyjärvi, Leena Alanen, Anita Helenius, Eeva Kaukoluoto-Perä and Marja-Leena Mikkola. The organisation began publishing Naisten Lehti. In 1988, the centre also began publishing the Soviet Neuvostonainen in Finnish.
The organisation was dissolved in 1990, as Deva dissolved itself and its members joined the Left Alliance.
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. It is part of the Finnish Capital Region, along with the cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, and Kauniainen, and most of its population lives in the inner urban core of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Espoo shares its eastern border with Helsinki and Vantaa, while enclosing Kauniainen. Other bordering municipalities of Espoo are Nurmijärvi and Vihti in the north, and Kirkkonummi in the west. The city is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, in the region of Uusimaa, and has a population of 284,444.
The Left Youth is a political youth organization in Finland. It is considered the youth wing of the Left Alliance, but it is not officially affiliated with the party - members of the Left Youth are not automatically members of the Left Alliance.
Democratic Alternative was a political party in Finland. Deva was formed in 1986 by expelled members of the Communist Party of Finland and its mass front Finnish People's Democratic League. In 1990 Deva disintegrated and its members joined the Left Alliance, a merger of SKP and SKDL, founded earlier that year.
Deva may refer to:
Finnish People's Democratic League was a Finnish political organisation with the aim of uniting those left of the Finnish Social Democratic Party. It was founded in 1944 as the anti-communist laws in Finland were repealed due to the demands of the Soviet Union, and lasted until 1990, when it merged into the newly formed Left Alliance. At its time, SKDL was one of the largest leftist parties in capitalist Europe, with its main member party, the Communist Party of Finland, being one of the largest communist parties west of the Iron Curtain. The SKDL enjoyed its greatest electoral success in the 1958 parliamentary election, when it gained a support of approximately 23 per cent and a representation of 50 MPs of 200 total, making it the largest party in the Eduskunta.
Communist Party of Finland is a political party in Finland. It was founded in the mid-1980s as Communist Party of Finland (Unity) by the former opposition of the old Communist Party of Finland (1918–1992). SKP is not represented in the Finnish parliament, but the party has local councillors in some municipalities, including the city councils of Helsinki and Tampere. SKP claims 2,500 members.
PK-35 Vantaa was a Finnish football club, based in Vantaa. It last played in the Finnish League (Veikkausliiga). As of the 2016 season the club was based at the Myyrmäen jalkapallostadion, Myyrmäki, Vantaa.
Taistoism was an orthodox pro-Soviet tendency in the mostly Eurocommunist Finnish communist movement in the 1970s and 1980s. The Taistoists were an interior opposition group in the Communist Party of Finland. They were named after their leader Taisto Sinisalo whose first name means "a battle", "a fight" or "a struggle". Sinisalo's supporters constituted a party within a party, but pressure from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union prevented the party from formally splitting. The term taistolaisuus was a derogatory nickname invented by Helsingin Sanomat and was never used by the group themselves. Although they were sometimes identified as "Stalinists", this was not a central part of their orthodoxy.
Naisten Liiga is the premier division of women's football in Finland. It was established in 2006 as the successor of 1971 founded Naisten SM-sarja. The first Naisten Liiga season was played in 2007.
Tapiolan Honka is a basketball club based in Espoo, Finland. Their men's team plays in Korisliiga and their women's team plays in Naisten Korisliiga, both on highest tiers of Finnish basketball.
The Eino Leino Prize is an annual prize award to top writers in Finland since 1956, with particular emphasis on poets.
The national program for women's ice hockey in Finland had 5,858 active players in 2019. The Finnish Ice Hockey Association organizes both the national women's program and the three levels of domestic women's leagues in Finland.
Leena Puranen is a Finnish football forward who plays for Swedish lower division team Kungsbacka DFF. In 2012 and 2013 she played for Jitex BK in Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She previously played for FC Ilves, United Pietarsaari and HJK in the Naisten Liiga, and KIF Örebro and Hammarby IF in the Swedish league.
FC United is a women's football club from Jakobstad, Finland, playing in the Finnish women's fourth tier Naisten Kolmonen. FC United was originally known as the women's section of FF Jaro and the current club was established in 1993.
Torpan Pojat, also known as shortly ToPo, is a basketball club based in Helsinki, Finland. Torpan Pojat has their men's and women's team playing in national 1st division and many minor and junior teams in different age categories.
Uusi Nainen was a Finnish communist women's magazine published in Helsinki, Finland. The magazine existed between 1945 and 2008. The founder organization was Suomen Naisten Demokraattinen Liitton. It became the media outlet of Finnish Women's Democratic League in 1990.
Tampereen Ilves Naiset is the representative women's ice hockey team of the sports club Ilves ry based in Tampere, Finland. They play in the Naisten Liiga (NSML), the premier women's ice hockey league in Finland. Ilves is the only team in the Naisten Liiga to have iced a team every season since the establishment of the league in 1982. They have won the Finnish Championship ten times, the second most titles in league history.
Oulun Kärpät Naiset is the representative women's ice hockey team of the sports club Oulun Kärpät 46, based in Oulu, Finland. They play in the Naisten Liiga (NSML), the premier women's hockey league in Finland, where they have competed since the 1994–95 season. Ilves has won the Finnish Championship three times, in 2012, 2017, and 2018.
Naisten Mestis is the second-highest league in Finnish women’s ice hockey. The league was founded as Naisten I-divisioona in 1985 by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association when the number of teams playing in the Naisten SM-sarja was limited. It was renamed Naisten Mestis prior to the 2012-13 season.
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