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The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association sends a message of solidarity to the women and people of the United States, in wake of news that the Supreme Court intends to revoke Roe vs. Wade, the decision that protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. #WomensRights #abortionrights #reproductivejustice
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The Icelandic Human Rights Centre, the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, the Icelandic Women’s Shelter, and Stígamót – Center for Survivors of Sexual Violence submitted a joint report to GREVIO, regarding the implementation of the Istanbul Convention – Action against violence against women and domestic violence. The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence...
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IWRA organized a seminar on equal pay and pay equity, in cooperation with the Danish Women’s Council and NYTKIS in Finland, Thursday March 17th. The event was hosted by the NGO-CSW66. Speakers were Astrid Elkjær Sørensen, historian of gender and labor history, Fatim Diarra, Chair of The Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations NYTKIS and Sonja Ýr Þorbergsdóttir, President...
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Researchers and representatives from the feminist movement of Denmark, Finland and Iceland discuss the current challenges and recent successes of the work for gender equality, specifically the fight for equal pay and pay equity. The meeting will take place online, on March 17th at 10:00 GMT. Speakers are Astrid Elkjær Sørensen, historian of gender and...
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The French Embassy in Iceland, the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association and the Red Cross invites you to a meeting on women in humanitarian work, during Equality Days 2022 at 12:00 p.m. February 15th at the University of Reykjavík. Tatjana Latinovic, the president of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, and Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir, a nurse and a...
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Municipalities provide all kinds of services for all kinds of people. Meaning it’s important that the candidacies for local elections reflect the diversity found in our communities. #Játak is a shout out of encouragement to candidates for city, town and local governments to consider diversity, safeguard the equal rights of all genders and put together...
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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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