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Women’s Rights

October 24, 2016.

Women’s Day Off Well Attended

Thousands of people, mostly women, convened on Austurvöllur square at 3:15 pm today to demand equal pay for women and men for the same kind of work.

Icelandic Beauty Queen Quits Contest

An Icelandic beauty queen has caught worldwide attention by quitting a beauty contest in Las Vegas after being told she’d have to lose weight to have a chance to win.

Polish abortion law protest.

Protest in Support of Polish Women

Hundreds of Icelandic women are planning to attend a protest on Austurvöllur square today at 5:30 pm to protest proposed changes to legislation on abortion in Poland.

Icelandic Opposition Towards Amnesty’s Sex Trade Decriminalization

Seven Icelandic women’s organizations issued a joint statement expressing disapproval of human rights group Amnesty International’s proposed policy on the decriminalization of sex work last week, echoing concerns from other rights groups around the world. Amnesty today voted to adopt its policy...