Around 1200 women from media, healthcare, and the airline industry have joined Iceland’s growing #metoo movement.
Icelandic women will come together across the country on Sunday for public readings of #metoo stories from Iceland.
Icelandic women continue their active participation in the #metoo movement, most recently in the fields of music, technology, and science.
Women who work or have worked in theatre and film in Iceland have shared testimonials of sexual harassment, violence, and discrimination with the media.
Around 500 Icelandic women in politics have joined a private Facebook group created last Friday to share experiences of gender-based discrimination in their work environment.
For the ninth-year in a row, Iceland ranks as the world‘s most gender-equal country, according to the World Economic Forum‘s Global Gender Gap index.
A new report from Statistics Iceland calculated the unadjusted gender pay gap (GPG) at 16.1 percent for the year 2016.
National broadcaster RÚV has reported on the gender and occupation of candidates running for parliament in the October 28th election.
In a post on social media, Björk details her experiences of sexual harassment by Danish director Lars von Trier.
In a public post on her social media accounts, Icelandic musician Björk has come forward with an experience of sexual harassment by Danish film director Lars von Trier.
The gender proportion among interviewees in broadcast media in Iceland is significantly more even than global averages.
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
June 19th was Women’s Rights Day in Iceland, held to celebrate the 102nd anniversary of Icelandic women receiving voting rights.
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.
Iceland will become the first country in the world to require companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality.
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.
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.
Only 1 percent of preschool teachers in Iceland are men. The Icelandic Teachers’ Union discussed the situation at a meeting on Friday. Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson spoke at the meeting, saying that he is willing to take part in changing the situation.
This past Saturday, Druslugangan, the 5th annual Reykjavík SlutWalk, attracted thousands of participants—by some estimates close to 30,000.
It’s debatable whether the goal of counteracting the pornification of breasts and making naked breasts less of a taboo will be achieved by women walking around topless and posting pictures of their exposed breasts on the internet, as Icelandic feminists did this week as part of the #...
A feminist wave has hit Iceland with women baring their breasts on Twitter and other social media under #freethenipple. The initiative was started by Bóel Sigríður Guðbrandsdóttir, chair of the junior college Verzlunarskóli Íslands’ Feminist Association.
The initiative One Billion Rising, organized by UN WOMEN to end violence against women, will take place across Iceland today at 12 noon with dancing in Reykjavík in the southwest, Akureyri in the northeast, Ísafjörður in the West Fjords and Seyðisfjörður in the East Fjords.
The City of Reykjavík will organize 100 smaller and larger events this year in celebration of the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote in Iceland. The events will look back on the achievements of the women’s rights movement while promoting further gender equality.