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Welcome to an open close-reading of the agreement for the coalition government of Iceland, on Saturday, December 4th at 11 a.m., in Stígamót at Laugarvegur 170. During this working meeting, we will read together and evaluate the government’s policies in three areas: violence; the labor market and finance; and intersectional equality. Following the meeting, a...
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Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir, the General Secretary of IWRA, is a keynote speaker at the ‘Reimagining Childcare Provision’ seminar on 25th November. Brynhildur will share her experiences of Icelandic achievements in childcare provision to increase participation and progression of women in the work place. The seminar is organized by WorkEqual in Ireland, an organization dedicated...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association sends its message of solidarity to the women in Texas and in the US, who today rally in a nationwide Women’s March in support of reproductive rights. #BansOffOurBodies #SB8 #kynfrelsi
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IWRA has for two years now participated in the transnational network NOW – New Opportunities for Women, a network funded by Erasmus+ and connecting the UK, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, France, Spain, Iceland and Portugal, aiming to empower immigrant women through mentorship and training. During this project, we have created six self-study courses aimed at women...
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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association (IWRA) has released the following statement:     September 27th, 2021 Hallveigarstaðir, Reykjavík It is difficult for us in the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association (IWRA) to have release this statement declaring great disappointment with election procedures, only a day after experiencing the sheer joy when it was announced that women...
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Women now hold the majority of the seats in the Icelandic parliament, following an historic parliamentary election. 33 women were elected to Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, 52.4% of the 63 seats. This is the first time that women are elected majority in a national parliament in Europe, and this has been accomplished without a gender...
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