Cool Feminism: Exploring Ideas from the North

Kvenréttindafélag Íslands, along with other women’s organizations in Iceland, will host a a side event at the 59 session of the Commission on the Status of Women that will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015.

Cool Feminism: Exploring Ideas from the North introduces feminist activism in Iceland and presents the demands of he Nordic women’s movement, written at the Nordic Forum 2014, a regional conference based on the Beijing Platform for Action that attracted 30,000 participants.

The event showcases feminist activism in Iceland, highlights the importance of collective action to achieve radical change, and discusses how we educate the next generation of active citizens on feminism, equality and gender, from kindergarten to high school. Finally, the promotion of women’s rights through a transnational dialogue is discussed.

All are welcome to attend. Those without a valid UN Grounds Pass should kindly be in touch with the delegation of Iceland (th@mfa.is) for a Special Event Ticket. Please note that only a limited number of Special Events Tickets will be available.

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