The Icelandic government has issued an apology to those who suffered abuse at Kópavogshæli, an institution for the disabled, which was operated 1952-1993.
A report published yesterday sheds light on the harsh and inhumane treatment of children who stayed at Kópavogshæli, an institution for the disabled, which was operated in Kópavogur, Southwest Iceland, from 1952 to 1993.
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.
A number of people witnessed an incident of animal abuse during a sheep roundup in Öxnadalur in mid-September.
A masseur in his 70s has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual assault against a female client.
The National Association of Intellectual Disabilities has asked for an inquiry into the operation of summer homes for the disabled, and suggested such an operation be required to have a license.
The case of two intellectually disabled women, who accused the same man for sexually abusing them, illustrates the limitations of our court system when it comes to protecting the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Guðfinna Jóhanna Guðmundsdóttir, Reykjavík city councilor for the Progressive Party and Friends of the Airport, this morning made headlines for revealing that she was raped.