Monaliiku - Well-Being and Sports for Multicultural Women is an association established in 2009, to give multicultural women opportunities to engage in sports activities.

Monaliiku promotes multicultural women’s physical and cultural activities. We work for increasing the participation level of multicultural women in sports as a hobby.  We aim at enhancing our members’ physical and mental fitness and health.

Our mission is to promote the well-being of women and girls through sports and cultural activities, regardless of their background, religion, color or nationality.  Monaliiku ry organises a variety of sports activities in the Helsinki and Espoo regions.


The Elämäni kunnossa/Fit4life project by Monaliiku ry has the main objective of promoting the health, prevention of discrimination, the social well-being and the improving of life quality of multicultural women.

The project strives to find and implement flexible solutions for improving the health of immigrant women and for increasing their participation in different sports hobbies, thus supporting the goal of the project. This process takes into account a variety of important aspects that affect the health and well-being, such as physical exercises, nutrition and social participation. There are currently 6 groups within the project in the Helsinki; Pasila Youth Center, Kallahti Youth center and Kettutie Youth center, Espoo; Iftin Youth Center and Leppävaara Youth Center and Vantaa; Silkinportti Center (Tikkurila)

For more information on registration and participation please contact

Essi Honkonen

Fit4Life Project

+358 50 917 3076



Naiset mukaan! This project was conducted in 2013 to develop and disseminate models for promoting the multicultural women’s equal participation in sports and physical activities. The aim is to support member organizations to develop their activities by encouraging, guiding, educating, and supporting their activities targeting women.

Training, planning and evaluation meetings are arranged for the actors in project. A network is created within the project and the local activities are supported according to needs.

The needs and grassroots experience of the multicultural associations are brought up and used in different municipalities. This is one of the main goals of the project.


A Walk to Museums is a project that started in 2015. The project’s idea is to integrate visits to museums with walking activities as a good way to motivate multicultural women to embrace walking as a hobby with positive impact on their health. Also the sense of belonging to the place they live is will increase when getting more info about the Finnish culture, art, aso. So far we have organized visits to museums in Helsinki and Espoo.


Monaliiku ry also organises sporty events for the whole family such as Women’s Day Table Tennis Event, SheFootball Festival, the Women’s Football Tournament and Naisten Kymppi / Women’s Fun Run. Other events include seminars and networking events. 

For more information on registration on our events, visit our event page on our website.