The Women’s Story Circle, a collaborative venture between the Women Of Multicultural Ethnicity Network (W.O.M.E.N) and the Reykjavík City Library, has been awarded a grant for ISK 5 million [$46,830; €39,840] by the Ministry of Welfare. The grant was announced in a press release issued by the ministry earlier this week.
Started ten years ago, the Women’s Story Circle aims at strengthening the network of women of foreign origin in Iceland. It uses creative projects to create a safe environment in which women can share their experiences, seek support, and build relationships through creative and collaborative projects.
According to the press release, the funds are specifically aimed at helping the Story Circle reach women who have experienced violence and/or sexual harassment, support them through targeted programs and creative projects, and educate them about the resources that are available to them within Icelandic society. Under the terms of the grant, the Story Circle will also introduce its methodology in more libraries around the country.
Read more about W.O.M.E.N., the Women's Story Circle, and its ongoing activities on the Reykjavík City Library's website here.