My name is Ramieza Mahdi and I live in Vaasa. I was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and grew up in Jakobstad (Pietarsaari). I love Ostrobothnia and think of myself as an Ostrobothnian. Security, taking care of each other and hard work is what binds us together.
I am a nurse at Vaasa Central Hospital, vice chair of the Women’s Organisation of the Swedish People’s Party, and a member of Vaasa’s City Council as well as Ostrobothnia’s Wellbeing Services County Council.
Justice and prosperity are my guiding principles both personally and politically. The injustices in our society are what made me politically active.
I am running for Parliament because I want to influence Finland’s politics in a more sustainable and just direction. This means, more concretely, to invest in education and families with children, treat all individuals equally and fairly, and work towards a sustainable future, where the people can live in harmony with both the nature and each other. It also means that we need to create a balance between social, economic, and environmental sustainability – not only for us, but also for future generations.
My goal in politics is, and has always been, to create opportunities for a good life for everyone, regardless of the person’s background. I strongly believe that we all have an ability to improve our society by working together. I want to contribute to a Finland that is built on sympathy and empathy. Let’s build a better future together!
The elderly care needs sufficient resources to be able to give our elderly the care and support they need in order to live a worthy and meaningful life. Therefore, it is important that we invest in elderly care and ensure that our elderly receive care of high quality.
The resources shall be used to employ enough personnel, provide education and development opportunities for the personnel, adapt the homes for the elderly and health care centres to the needs of our elderly, invest in technology and innovative solutions that can make the care more efficient and improve the quality of the care.
We also have to recognise and value the work that is being done by the personnel in elderly care. The personnel have to receive a fair salary and good working conditions to be able to do their job in a professional way.
By giving enough resources to elderly care, we can create a worthy and respectful elderly care that ensures the dignity and rights of the people. At the same time, we are building a society of justice and solidarity.
Healthcare and social services
The health care and social services play and a crucial role in ensuring a healthy and wellbeing population. It is important that we invest in primary care and specialised care, as well as in social care.
To increase the financial resources has several positive effects on health care and social services. It improves the access to care and services as well as the quality of the care. We also have to recognise and support the important work that is being done by the personnel within health care and social services. They need to receive a fair salary and good working conditions to be able to do their job in a professional way.
By giving sufficient resources to health care and social services, we can ensure that everyone has access to care of high quality, regardless of the person’s socio-economic background. This can contribute to a decrease in health gaps and promote a more equal and fair society.
Gender equality is a basic human right and an important element for a sustainable and just society. We have to work towards achieving gender equality between women and men as well as between all individuals, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnical background, religion or other factors that can lead to discrimination.
In order to achieve equality, we need to tackle the structural inequalities and the discrimination that women and other marginalised groups face. This includes concrete actions to increase women’s representation in leadership positions and politics, encourage equal pay, fight violence against women and girls, and improve the access to education and other resources.
It is also important to encourage a more inclusive and equal culture that does not tolerate discrimination, racism or harassment.