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Report Reveals Abuse of Disabled at Institution

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.

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.

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Courts Fail to Protect the Disabled

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.

City Councilor Reveals She Was Raped

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.