Icelandic women in the #metoo group “Fjölskyldutengsl” (En. Family Relationships) published a letter last night containing 52 accounts of gender-based violence perpetrated by relatives and others close to them.
The Director of the Reykjavík Child Welfare Department has resigned amid controversy surrounding former employees suspected of sexual offences, prostitution, and trafficking.
Icelandic women continue their active participation in the #metoo movement, most recently in the fields of music, technology, and science.
A group of 49 male priests and deacons have signed a statement promising to do everything they can to ensure women’s safety within the National Church of Iceland.
Police in southern Iceland are now investigating three alleged sexual assault cases, all of which are considered to have occurred over this past weekend, Verslunarmannahelgi (Merchants’ Weekend), and during the week leading up to it.
A man has been charged with a string of sexual assaults against a girl in 2015, when he was in charge of a Christian teenagers’ group.
Two Romanian men, who sought the assistance of the Red Cross as soon as they entered Iceland at the weekend, are having their case investigated by police.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed four-week police custody of a man, suspected of having raped two women and groped the third, following an annual celebration at a hotel in South Iceland.
At Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík today, about 3,000 people took part in One Billion Rising, an international event, where people across the globe gather in dance to demand an end to violence against women.
Three men in their thirties were arrested Monday, suspected of having held a woman against her will and sexually abused her in a home in the east part of Reykjavík last weekend.
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 scene in the British TV series Poldark, involving an Icelandic actress, has caused the outrage of organizations battling violence against women.
A man, who received a five year prison sentence in June for raping a 17-year-old French girl on Hrísey island last summer, has been let out of prison.
The Supreme Court of Iceland has confirmed the acquittal of five young men, accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl in Reykjavík in May of 2014.
A man was arrested and questioned Saturday morning in Vestmannaeyjar islands, suspected of sexually attacking a woman on Saturday morning.
A nineteen-year-old boy is suspected of having raped a girl in Reykjavík last Sunday, only six days after he was arrested for another rape in Southwest Iceland.
Thousands of people demonstrated against sex offense, gender-based violence and slut shaming in downtown Reykjavík on Saturday, as part of the sixth annual Druslugangan, or Slut Walk. One of its organizers, Hjalti Vigfússon, estimates that around 15,000 people participated in the walk.
The decision by Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir not to provide the media with information about the number of potential sexual assault cases at the Þjóðhátíð festival until investigation is complete, caused musicians to protest yesterday.
Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir’s decision not to provide the media with information about potential sexual assaults during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð in Vestmannaeyjar has caused a strong reaction.
Police have been looking for a sex assault suspect since Monday last week, who attacked the same woman twice in seven days.
A protest is scheduled for 5:00 pm today in front of the Reykjavík District Court building on occasion of recent verdicts in rape cases in which all the accused were acquitted.