The objective of Kvenréttindafélag Íslands is to work on women’s rights and the equal status of all genders in all areas of society. The association takes an inclusive view of human rights and works against all kinds of discrimination.
To achieve this objective, the association aims to actively participate in public discourse and focus on the following mission and objectives, which have a clear feminist purpose and an expansive public relevance.
We all have a fundamental right to life and bodily autonomy. The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association works to guarantee people’s autonomy over their bodies. The organizations works against sex-related and sexual violence in all areas of society.
The organizations works to ensure gender and equality education at all levels of education and to dismantle the gender order. The organization ensures that decisions are taken with an awareness of intersectionality and multiple discriminations and is always mindful that the definition of equality is fluid and subject to change.
The association works to strengthen the status of women in politics and public office and to increase the number of women in politics, public office and the judicial system. The association works for equality in public administration, for example gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting.
The association works on the financial independence of women, to ensure the status of women and improve their conditions in all areas, regardless of disability, age, place of residence, origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and opinions. The association works to eradicate gender based income inequality. The association works for a better parental leave system and to shorten the work week with a view to improve gender equality. The association works against violence and harassment in the workplace. Equal conditions and equal wages NOW!
Adopted at the General Assembly of IWRA May 29th, 2018
The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has fought for women’s rights and gender equality since 1907.
IWRA is a member of the International Alliance of Women and the European Women’s Lobby.