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Kvenréttindafélag Íslands
The Icelandic Human Rights Centre, the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, Barnaheill – Save the Children Iceland, Humanists Iceland, the National Association of Intellectual Disabilities and Amnesty International have issued a report on the status of human rights in Iceland. Read the report here. The has been sent to the Human Rights Council, as a part...
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NOW – New Opportunities for Women is a transnational network from the UK, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, France, Spain, Iceland and Portugal. Our focus is to develop a mentoring and training programme that will support all women, especially migrant women, to develop the confidence and skills needed to achieve their aspirations. This project not only focuses...
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IWRA, in cooperation with CESI in Croatia, will host workshops on the advocacy strategies and experiences of the Icelandic feminist movement in fighting for gender equality in the labor market, the week of June 7th to June 11th. Five workshops will be offered, four in English and one in Croation. Registration is necessary to join...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association condemns Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention. Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention is not only an attack on women, but also on LGBTQ+ people, minority groups and people in...
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Welcome to an online discussion about the importance of solidarity between the feminist movement and the trans movement, Thursday March 18th, at 2 p.m. GMT. In Iceland, there has historically been a sense of solidarity between the women’s movement and LGBTQ+ movement. This solidarity has strengthened the work of these respective movements, creating a society...
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To celebrate International Women‘s Day on the 8th of March, ASÍ, BHM, BSRB, Kennarasamband Íslands (Icelandic Teachers‘ Union), and Kvenréttindafélag Íslands (Icelandic Women‘s Rights Association) are hosting an online webinar, from 12 to 13. The title of the webinar is ‘Women Under Water – Gender Equality During a Pandemic’. The meeting will be interpreted in...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association wishes you a happy holiday and sends you best wishes for 2021.
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The board of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association (IWRA) has unanimously voted to welcome Trans Ísland as a new member organization of IWRA.  The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association was founded in 1907. The objective of IWRA is to work on women’s rights and the equal status of all genders in all areas of society. The...
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Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir, Secretary General of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, gave a keynote address at the 2020 Global Seminar held by NWEC, National Women’s Education Center in Japan. Brynhildur discussed inequality during COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on gender equality in Iceland and around the world. — アイスランド女性権利協会の事務局長であるブリンヒルドゥル・ヘイダル・オグ・オゥマルスドッティルがNWEC(国立女性教育会館)によって開催されたグローバルセミナー2020で、基調講演を行いました。ブリンヒルドゥル事務局長は新型コロナウイルス状況下においての不平等、そしてパンデミックがアイスランド、そして世界の男女平等にもたらす影響についての講演を行いました。
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Tatjana Latinovic, the president of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, will participate in an online discussion on how we can create better societies through compassionate and empathetic policies on Wednesday, November 11th,  at 5 p.m. Icelandic time. The roundtable discussion is hosted by the Women’s Economic Forum in Costa Rica, and other participants are Laura...
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Hanna Katrín Friðriksson, MP of Alþingi, and Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir, President of Trans Ísland, sit down with Þorgerður Einarsdóttir, Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Iceland, and talk about the importance of feminist solidarity with queer people and their issues. A lot has changed in the fight for queer rights in the...
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During Kynjaþing 2020, Trans Ísland and Kvenréttindafélagið vill be hosting an event about the importance of solidarity between the feminist movement and the trans movement. At the event feminist from various organisations across Iceland will come together to discuss how to combat anti-trans sentiments from gaining traction within the movement in Iceland. Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir...
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October 24th, 1975 On October 24th, 1975, women in Iceland left work to highlight the importance of women‘s contribution to society. Today, 45 years later, women‘s contributions to society are still not valued fairly and equally. The average pay of women in Iceland is still 25% less than the average pay of men. This means...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association condemns the discourse around two women who recently met with members of the national English football team in a hotel in Reykjavík, Iceland. By inviting the women to their hotel rooms, the two men broke Icelandic quarantine rules. The incident has been widely discussed on social media and in the...
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Lesið á íslensku Przeczytaj po polsku The governments of Poland and Turkey have announced plans to withdraw from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention. The Istanbul Convention was signed in 2011 and is the world’s first binding instrument to prevent...
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Smelltu fyrir íslensku Menningar- og minningarsjóður kvenna, Women’s Culture and Commemoration Fund, calls for applications for grants 2020. This year, the fund will award general scholarships and encourages women who are studying at all school levels to apply. The application deadline is September 6th, 2020. The applicant shall enclose a short essay on why she...
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Looking for women over 18 in the labour market from all professions and all job positions, to participate in a study on women’s experience and understanding of gender equality in the labor market. Belma Hajder, a masters student in anthropology at the University of Aarhus and an intern at the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, will...
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The General Assembly of the Icelandic Women‘s Rights Association 2020 has issued the following resolution: Reykjavík, May 25th 2020 Sexual violence and harassment is a direct threat to the democratic participation of women, and therefore a direct threat to democracy in Iceland. 35.7% of members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, have been harassed while working,...
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NOW – New Opportunities for Women is a transnational network from the UK, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, France, Spain, Iceland and Portugal. Our focus is to develop a mentoring and training programme that will support all women, especially migrant women, to develop the confidence and skills needed to achieve their aspirations. This project not only focuses...
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Welcome to n online moderated debate about the state of art of women’s rights across Europe, the alternatives and contributions of the feminist and human rights movements and organisatons to respond to COVID19 and to the Future of Europe. The event will be held on the web-conference platform CISCO and streamed live on FAcebook, Saturday...
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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the former president of Iceland and an honorary member of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, celebrates her 90th birthday today. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Vigdís’s election to the presidency. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was elected president in 1980, the first woman in the world to be democratically elected as head of...
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Women’s rights and democracy is under attack in the era of Covid-19, with governments all over the world using the pandemic as an excuse to pass laws and regulations restricting civil rights. In Poland, the parliament aims to pass a bill severely restricting the rights of women to abortion, a bill that was scrapped in...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association is a partner in the transnational network NOW – New Opportunities for Women, connecting the UK, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, France, Spain, Iceland and Portugal, aiming to empower immigrant women through mentorship and training. The network is run by Evolve Global Solutions Ltd in the UK, CSI Center for Social Innovation...
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La Asociación Islandesa de Derechos de la Mujer saluda a las mujeres de México que hoy hacen huelga para protestar por la violencia de género, la desigualdad y la cultura del machismo. Las mujeres en Islandia te acompañan.¡Mujeres! ¡Álcense! ¡Organícense! ¡Cambien el mundo! #UnDíaSinNosotras — The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association salutes the women of Mexico...
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*The registration form has now been closed because we have reached the maximum number of registrations for the event. A notice will be sent out prior to the event on Facebook in case any seats become available.* You are invited to Her Voice – a panel discussion with women of foreign origin in Iceland, 5th...
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Welcome to a screening of Islandia, a short film by Eydís Eir Brynju- og Björnsdóttir, at Bíó Paradís, Saturday January 18th, at 2 p.m. Brynja is having the time of her life in a foreign country when all of a sudden her world is turned upside down. She finds herself standing at a crossroad; fight...
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NOW project leaders launch the project in Stratford-Upon-Avon on October 22nd, 2019 NOW – New Opportunities for Women is a transnational network from the UK, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, France, Spain, Iceland and Portugal providing mentorship and support to immigrant women. In 2017, women were 52% of new immigrants in Europe. Once they arrive, they are...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Associationwishes you a happy holiday and sends you best wishes for the new year.  The office of IWRA will open again on January 6th, 2020.
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Tatjana Latinovic, the Chair of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, gave a keynote address at the conference #WorkEqual in Dublin, Ireland, on November 27th, 2019. She introduced Icelandic solutions for equality in the workplace, especially the Equal Pay Standard. The conference was organized by the non-profit organization Dress for Success which works on equality in...
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450 women from all over the world met at the Reykjavík Global Forum on November 18th to 20th 2019 to discuss the global challenges on the eve of the third decade of the 21st century. The Reykjavík Global Forum gathers leaders from around the globe, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other public figures, as well...
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On 22nd October 2019, the Nordic women’s organizations Swedish Women’s Lobby, Norwegian Women’s Lobby and Icelandic Women’s Rights Association held a seminar on gender equal parental leave in Stockholm. The organizations presented Föräldraledig? Mer än köksbordsfråga, a new report on parental leave systems in the Nordic countries and Andrés Ingi Jónsson, member of Althingi for...
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Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir, the secretary general of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Assocation, gave a talk at the Asahi World Forum 2019 on October 16th in Tokyo, Japan. Her presentation was entitled “Women’s Strikes and Feminist Bureaucracy; and Other Tales from the North”, and Brynhildur emphasized that democracy and a sustainable future would be unthinkable...
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Tatjana Latinovic, Chair of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, addressed the international conference #MeToo: Moving Forward, in Reykjavík 17-19 September 2019. She discussed the status of immigrant women in Iceland, their experience of sexual harassment and violence, and their #MeToo activism. Dear friends, I am inspired by the opportunity to speak at this conference. To...
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Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir, the secretary general of IWRA, the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, participated in a panel discussion on equal pay at the XI Women’s Congress in Poland, Kongres Kobiet . 20 September 2019 at 3:45 PM- 5:00 PM Palace of Culture and Science, Room Rudnieva IV floor The gender pay gap in Poland...
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Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir, the Secretary General of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, attended the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2019, the annual human rights meeting of OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and read the following statement on behalf of IWRA. 20 September 2019 Distinguished Representatives of the OSCE States. I represent...
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Stand for peace, freedom and a green future, at Austurvöllur on Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 17:30. Mike Pence, vice-president of the United States is on his way to Iceland. His agenda and that of the White House is an affront to those living in Iceland. A number of organisations have banded together to provide a...
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Kvenréttindafélag Íslands, the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, is looking for a nominee to be our representative at a workshop on young women’s engagement strategy in the women’s movement, hosted by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL). The workshop will take place in Brussels from November 8th to 11th, and all travel expenses will be covered by...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association and the Women’s Shelter in Iceland invite you to a viewing of the documentary Crime After Crime in Veröld – the house of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, on Saturday, June 15th, at 5 p.m. Following the show, there is a Q&A with the filmmaker Joshua Safran. Admission free. The documentary looks at...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The International Women’s News is the journal of IAW and was first published in 1904. The theme of this edition is Women and Climate Change. As always, women are on the frontline and now our children and...
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Board and director of IWRA 2019. Pictured: Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir, Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Ellen Calmon, Tatjana Latinovic, Eva Huld Ívarsdóttir, Helga Baldvins Bjargardóttir, Hjördís Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, Stefanía Sigurðardóttir, Bergljót Tulinius Gunnlaugsdóttir, Helga Dögg Björgvinsdóttir and Hildur Helga Gísladóttir. Tatjana Latinovic has been elected Chair of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association. She is the first immigrant...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The April 2019 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter introduces the new editor, Christina Noble Knight from Sweden, reports on IAW work at the 63. annual meeting of the UN Commission on...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association (IWRA) has joined the European Women‘s Lobby (EWL) and will serve as a national coordination in Iceland. EWL was founded in 1990 and has its Secretariat is located in Brussels. It is the largest European umbrella network of women’s associations in Europe, with member organisations in 30 countries and 19...
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You are invited to “Her Voice” a panel discussion with women of multicultural ethnicity in Iceland. Hosted in celebration of the International Women’s Day in the Gym & Tonic room at KexHostel, Thursday March 7th, at 5 p.m. Women of multicultural ethnicity are a growing population in Iceland for many reasons. They play a significant...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The February 2019 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter gives information the upcoming IAW International Meeting in Lahore, Pakistan, a report on the European Women’s Lobby’s Manifesto for a Feminist Europe, and...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The December 2018 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter prints news from the board meeting of IAW, held this October in Berlin. It also gives information about Sweden’s new feminist foreign policy...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association invites you to a photographic exhibition about the women and men who fought for Icelandic independence at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition shines a light on the important part women played in the Icelandic independence movement. Iceland’s sovereignty would not have been achieved had it not been...
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Don’t Change Women, Change the World Declaration of Women in Iceland on the Women’s Day Off, October 24, 2018 Women’s stories of harassment, violence and discrimination in the workplace that have been shared through social media under the hashtag #MeToo highlight the fact that income inequality is not the only injustice women face in the...
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Icelandic women‘s organizations and labor unions are calling for a women‘s strike this coming Wednesday, October 24th 2018, to protest gender income inequality and violence and harassment in the workplace. They are planning to leave work at 14:55 – the minute they stop being paid for their work due to the pay inequality accounting in...
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What will YOUR sign say on October 24th when we walk out at 2:55 p.m. and meet at Arnarhóll to protest income inequality and sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. Come and paint protest signs in good company at Efling, Guðrúnartún 1, 101 Reykjavík, Sunday October 21th between 2 pm and 4 pm. You...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The October 2018 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter prints the obituary of Alice Yotopoulos Marangopoulos, the tenth president of IAW (1989-1996), who died at the age of 101 in Greece. The...
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