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Snaefridur Edda

“Girls Can Be Astronauts Too”

When eight-year-old Snæfríður Edda visited H&M in Smáralind shopping centre, she was dismayed to find space-themed t-shirts were only on sale in the boys’ section

Equal pay bill.

Iceland’s Equal Pay Certificate Bill Gets Attn

The announcement by the Icelandic government Wednesday that it plans to introduce a bill in parliament, requiring companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality, has received attention world-wide.

People hiking

‘Too Much Equality’ Problem

A highly unusual situation arose yesterday at insurance company VÍS: the planned election of a new board of directors was cancelled due to Iceland’s controversial gender quota. But in this rare instance, it was because there were not enough men standing for election.

Culture Night 2015.

Most Gender Equality in Iceland

Nowhere in the world is there more gender equality than in Iceland, according to the global gender gap index, compiled by the World Economic Forum.

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