sexual violence


New #metoo Group Comes Forward

Icelandic women in the #metoo group “Fjölskyldutengsl” (En. Family Relationships) published a letter last night containing 52 accounts of gender-based violence perpetrated by relatives and others close to them.

Supreme Court of Iceland

Police Custody of Rape Suspect Confirmed

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed four-week police custody of a man, suspected of having raped two women and groped the third, following an annual celebration at a hotel in South Iceland.

One billion dancing, fighing violence against women.

Dance to Protest Violence against Women

At Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík today, about 3,000 people took part in One Billion Rising, an international event, where people across the globe gather in dance to demand an end to violence against women.

Police car

Three Men Suspected of Rape

Three men in their thirties were arrested Monday, suspected of having held a woman against her will and sexually abused her in a home in the east part of Reykjavík last weekend.


Sexual Abuse Victims Step Forward

Stígamót, an education and counseling center for survivors of sexual abuse and violence, has launched a fundraising campaign, using videos where victims tell of their difficult experience.

Skólavörðustígur Prison.

Convicted Rapist Walks Free

A man, who received a five year prison sentence in June for raping a 17-year-old French girl on Hrísey island last summer, has been let out of prison.

The 2016 Slut Walk in Reykjavík.

Thousands Participate in Sixth Annual Slut Walk

Thousands of people demonstrated against sex offense, gender-based violence and slut shaming in downtown Reykjavík on Saturday, as part of the sixth annual Druslugangan, or Slut Walk. One of its organizers, Hjalti Vigfússon, estimates that around 15,000 people participated in the walk.

Bands Threaten to Withdraw from Festival

The decision by Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir not to provide the media with information about the number of potential sexual assault cases at the Þjóðhátíð festival until investigation is complete, caused musicians to protest yesterday.

Strong Reaction to Silence on Sex Assaults

Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir’s decision not to provide the media with information about potential sexual assaults during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð in Vestmannaeyjar has caused a strong reaction.

gavel as used in courts

Rape Case Acquittals Protested Today

A protest is scheduled for 5:00 pm today in front of the Reykjavík District Court building on occasion of recent verdicts in rape cases in which all the accused were acquitted.