The Marttaliitto and Finlands Svenska Marthaförbund agree with Finland’s official position and condemn Russia’s military action in Ukraine. We demand the immediate cessation of activities.
The war is a serious violation of the rights of children, women, and families. That is why we call on the Finnish and European women’s organizations to demand an end to Russia’s unilateral attack and occupation of Ukraine. We also invite Russian women to join us. Every victim of war is one too many, and the suffering we are witnessing is completely pointless.
We now support and encourage everyone to alleviate the anxiety and fear of war and to increase hope and peaceful coexistence in order to overcome violence and hostilities.
All citizens in all countries should have the right to live in constructive coexistence and enjoy a peaceful everyday life. Everyone should have the right to a safe and non-violent life.
Finlands svenska Marthaförbund