Women´s section

NordAN´s women’s section was formed in 2006 by Sweden’s KSAN  (Women’s Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drugs Issues) and Finland’s Naistenkartano R.y (Women Together Against Addictions) to encourage voluntary organisations to commit themselves more deeply towards issues pertaining to girls’ and women’s misuse and abuse of alcohol, addictive pharmaceuticals and drugs.

Goals of the women´s section are:

  • influence attitudes and values regarding girl’s and women’s abuse and potential for treatment;

  • influence decision-makers in the Nordic Countries, the Baltic States and the rest of Europe such that resources are made available for research and preventive initiatives in this field;

  • stimulate interest in women’s abuse issues among groups that have not previously been involved in work of this nature;

  • increase exchanges and cooperation between various players in the Nordic countries and the Baltic States to stimulate increased gender-specific, gender-sensitive initiatives for girls and women in the combat against alcohol and drugs;

  • create a joint strategy for NordAN’s work in alcohol and drug issues from a women’s perspective.


Leena Haraké´s presentation at the NordAN conference in Tallinn (October 28-29, 2017).

Sigríður Björnsdóttirs presentation “Prevention, awareness and education” at the NordAN conference in Oslo (October 15-16, 2016)

Maj-Inger Klingvall, President of KSAN presentation “The Pink Monster” at the NordAN conference in Helsinki (October 23-24, 2015)

Workshop in 2015
Networking to resist the impact of media messages and pressure on young women
Leena Harake – 
NordAN women´s seminar
Britt Fredenman – 
20 years if gender specific drug prevention – The interactive Bella method
May-Inger Klingvall – 
The Pink Monster

Workshop in 2015 (Riga, 11-12 October 2014)
Sigríður Björnsdóttir – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Helena Palojärvi and Sonja Laine – Preventive work among women: Internet services of Naistenkartano

Susanne Lönnberg, vice-president of KSAN/WOCAD – New actions on Women´s right in Alcohol and Drug policy issues

Workshop in 2013 (Tallinn, October 12-13, 2013)
Rita NilsenRetretten
Bodil GrönHow to implement a preventine program locally and nationally in Finland
Britt FredenmanBellaNet International: from basement floot to EU-s Top Ten Story
Sigríður BjörnsdóttirChild Sexual Abuse Prevention in Iceland