At the Girls’ house we encounter, see and hear person as they are. Our purpose is that everyone that comes to the House would find a activity that suits them. We think that every person grows as a person in relation to other people, as a member of a community, and you are an important part of it. Together, we build community where it is good for everyone to be themselves. You can find more information about us and our services below. Our house is located in Kuopio, at Kuninkaankatu 26.
The most important thing for us is that everyone gets seen and heard. You are an important part of the entirety and you are valuable just the way you are. We are individuals and equally important. Together, we create a space where everyone has the opportunity to participate.
We understand that a person’s life and growth are influenced by many different factors, such as gender, culture, social class, age and sexual diversity. Gender-sensitive work is way of mentality and attitude, where gender roles, norms, attitudes and stereotypes affect on individual and sociaty are seen.
Cultural sensitivity, on the other hand, means the sensitivity to consider the special features of different cultures. We understand that culture is much more than ethnicity.
Promotion of sexual health
We provide sexual health promotion work in its many different forms. You can read more about sexual counseling and guidance, sexual violence work, sexual education, and our work with immigrants below at Girls’ House
Read more about sexual health work
Girls’ House is a place for people aged 12-29, where everyone has the opportunity to be seen and heard.
People who join the activities are able to participate in the planning and implementation of the activities.
All our activities are professionally guided. We work with a gender-sensitive approach. This means that in our work we take into account the effects of gender on a person’s growth. The operation is financed by STEA.
Support for immigrant women
At Girls’ House, we provide support and communal actitivies for women and girls with migrant backround. You can also make an appointment for individual meeting, where you can share any matters concerning e.g. womenhood, family life, future hopes and dreams, also difficult experiences and the most personal issues. An interpreter can be booked for meetings. All discussions are confidential.
Contact us for more information
- 050 368 8906
We help professionals understand gender and cultural sensitivity. In gender-sensitive work we understand that a person’s life and growth are influenced by many different factors, such as gender, culture, social class, age and sexual diversity. Gender-sensitive work is way of mentality and attitude, where gender roles, norms, attitudes and stereotypes affect on individual and sociaty are seen.
Cultural sensitivity means the sensitivity to consider the special features of different cultures.
More information for professionals