Speaker Bio

Building forward fairer with gender data at the centre.

Eva Biaudet


Eva Biaudet is a well-known human rights activist and the former Minister of Health and Social Services of Finland, also responsible for gender equality issues.

In May 2019, Biaudet started her sixth term in Finnish Parliament. She is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Grand Committee. She is also the chair of the Party Council of the Swedish People’s Party. Between her terms as an MP she served in Vienna as the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. After her time in Vienna, she continued to work on human rights issues as the Ombudsperson for Minorities and, later, Non-Discrimination Ombudsman.

Since 2015, she has served as President of the National Council of Women of Finland, an umbrella organisation for 60 women’s organisations.