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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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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 BSRB, Grettisgata 89, 101 Reykjavík, Sunday October 14th between 2 pm and 4 pm. You...
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Women are encouraged to leave work at 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday October 24th, 2018 to protest income inequality and sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. Our demand is Don’t Change Women, Change the World! Demonstrations will take place at Arnarhóll, Reykjavík, at 3:30 pm the same day, called by the women’s movement and the...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The June 2018 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter gives information about the upcoming IAW board meeting, in Berlin this coming October. It also presents a report from EWL – the European...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The June 2018 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter presents the new Secretary General of IAW, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Arinola Oluyede of Nigeria, and the new Assistant Secretary General Ms. Tunica Miranda Ruzario...
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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 2018 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter prints reports from CSW62 and information about the upcoming IAW board meeting in Berlin in October 2018. There is also a report about...
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Representatives from women’s organizations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden discuss the current challenges and recent successes of the work for gender equality in the Nordic countries. What approaches have worked and which have not? How can our experiences help the global gender equality movement? Let’s exchange our knowledge and experience and change the...
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Welcome to a side event at the CSW62 hosted by the Icelandic Ministry of Welfare, the Parliament of Iceland (Althingi), the Icelandic National Committee of UNWomen, and the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association. Monday, 12 March 2018, 13:15 – 14:30, Conference room 12, GA building, UNHQ. During this event, we will discuss the challenges and the...
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Welcome to a lecture on human trafficking at Kynjaþing, March 3rd at 2 p.m. in Tækniskólinn on Skólavörðuholt, Room 403. Logan Smith is a human trafficking survivor and will in her presentation talk about her experiense as a survivor. She will also address how we can spot a victim of human trafficking in our every...
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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 2018 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter gives information about the upcoming CSW in New York, presents reports from member organizations about the #MeToo movement and links to an article...
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All the Icelandic labor federations and the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association invite the #metoo women to a meeting to discuss the next steps of the movement. The meeting will take place on February 10 in Hotel Natura (in Þingsalur 2) between 10:00 and 14:00. A light lunch is included. After a brief introduction, the participants...
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On June 1st 2017, Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, passed a law mandating that all companies and employers with 25 or more employees prove that they pay men and women equal wages. This change was accomplished through an amendment to Article 19 of the Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men. The...
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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 2017 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter presents new organizations which joined IAW at the 2017 IAW Congress and includes an article by Christina Knight about the #MeToo campaign. Read...
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Fríða Rós Valdimarsdóttir, the chair of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, addressed the annual global summit of Women Political Leaders, held in Reykjavík from 28-30 November 2017. Fríða gave the following remarks: We are here to talk about gender equality in Iceland. About the current situation of gender equality. We want start by showing 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 November 2017 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter gives a report about the 27th Congress of IAW, held in Cyprus on October 20th to 28th 2017. Read the IAW newsletter for...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. IAW held their annual congress in Cyprus in August 2017, and reports for this congress how now been published online. Click here to read the reports for IAW Congress 2017.
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has published the report Online Violence Against Women in the Nordic Countries by Ásta Jóhannsdóttir, Mari Helenedatter Aarbakke and Randi Theil Nielsen. The report was written in cooperation with Kvinderådet in Denmark and KUN in Norway. Each country conducted a study of survivors’ experience of online violence and their search...
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The Icelandic government collapsed last night because of an alleged cover-up of a letter written by the father of the current prime minister to help a friend, convicted of child sexual abuse, clear his record. The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has written the following statement in response: Last night was a turning point in Icelandic...
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Do you want to run for Parliament or just find out more about how politics in Iceland work? Do you want to meet other immigrant women who are interested in politics? Join us at training course in politics hosted by the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association. Free registration here: https://kvenrettindafelag.is/politik This course will introduce you to...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The August 2017 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter gives information to members who wish to participate in the next IAW Congress in Cyprus, from IAW’s international representatives in New York, Geneva,...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has been a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) since 1907. The June 2017 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter gives information about the upcoming IAW congress in Cyprus, news about the work of IAW at CSW61 and the 70th World Health Assembly...
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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 2017 issue of the IAW newsletter has just been published. The newsletter focuses on CSW61. IAW held a parallel event at the CSW and had an important meeting with the new UN Secretary General IAW...
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A video about the protests in Iceland against the gender pay gap has been published. The video is directed by Lea Ævarsdóttir and the music is by Mammút. On October 24, 2016, women in Iceland left work at 2:38 to protest income inequality. This was not the first time women in Iceland have gone on...
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Welcome to a side event at CSW61 organized by the Government of Iceland, in cooperation with the Action Group on Equal Pay and The Icelandic Women‘s Rights Association. 14 March, 13:15–14:30 PM Conference Room 2 – UN Headquarters Will Iceland manage to close the gender gap? A number of special measures in the labour market...
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This post was written in March 2017 and is outdated following changes to Icelandic legislation. Read an updated guide to equal pay in Iceland and the Equal Pay Standard here! —   On March 8, 2017, Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson announced in a meeting in New York that Iceland planned to mandate equal wages for...
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