Change is in us all

Nicehearts in English


Nicehearts was established in 2001 with the aim to produce community-based activities for girls and women of different ages and backgrounds. Our mission is to enable girls and women to find their own place in society as its equal and unique members. All Nicehearts work is based on strong gender and culture sensitivity.


Where can you find us?

We are established in five places around the Capital area and in Southern Carelia:

  • Vantaa and Lappeenranta: Girls’ Space

  • Vantaa and Espoo:  The StrongWoman social support activities

  • Vantaa, Espoo, Helsinki, Lappeenranta and Imatra:  Neighbourhood Mothers groups

  • Espoo and Lappeenranta: Me-talo concept (We-House)

  • Vantaa, Espoo and Helsinki: ItseNaiset – From “stay-at-home” motherhood towards studying and working -project

We currently employ 30 professionals from different backgrounds, and have very diverse partners across the country and internationally. Our values are based on equality, sense of community and joy. Our activities create strong networks and opportunities for daily encounters between girls and women, while advancing a culture of peace and tolerance in our society. Gender and culture sensitivity is at the core of all of our activities.

Gender sensitivity refers to encountering and accepting people without preconception.  Gender sensitive approach aims at broadening and reconstructing expectations and behavioural models related to gender. Gender sensitive work identifies different ways of manifesting gender but does not reproduce them without questioning.

Culture sensitivity refers to an ability to take into account special attributes related to different cultures. Also, it recognizes differences between people representing the same culture. The concept of multiculturalism also recognizes different cultures within a nation, since people in general tend to view their own culture as an unquestionable norm. A culture sensitive and norm critical viewpoint challenges one to recognize and deconstruct invisible models and expectations related to one’s own culture.

Collaboration with businesses

We collaborate with several companies and businesses around social responsibility issues, eg with CSR programs and trainings. If you would like to hear more  about how to benefit from our expertise and programs, or if you want to become a sponsor, please contact Johanna Sjöholm, Executive Director   

To find out more,  you can also follow us in TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.


Join us!


By joining the organisation, you can be part of the change making work, participate in developing the organisation and come to meetings to vote – or just show support by standing with us.

Everyone who shares Nicehearts values and goals can ask to join. The board accepts new members. Please fill in the (Finnish) form   

Private member: 30 €

Private member 2: 10 € ( student, retired or not employed)

Community member:  250 €

Perpetual member: 300 € 

Support member: Freely chosen amount


Please fill in the (Finnish) form here or send email to  for further information or request to join. In your request, please give your name, street address, phone number,  and remember to specify which type of membership you are requesting for (see above).  

Löydät meidät



toimiston puhelin

044 572 0069

Kaikki yhteystiedot

Lummetie 2b, A-rappu 01300 Vantaa



050 462 1771

Terveyskuja 2 B
02770 Espoo



050 448 7832

Raastuvankatu 7
53100 L-RANTA



 044 0137 136

Asukastalo Ankkuri, Paasivaarankatu 6, 00810 Helsinki