The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association and Icelandic Human Rights Office have submitted a shadow report to the UN CEDAW Committee, on Iceland’s implementation of the Convention.
Iceland ratified CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, in 1985. On 17 February 2016, Iceland will be formally reviewed as to its implementation of the Convention, on Icelandiclegislation and action plans to achieve gender equality. You can read the official report prepared by the Icelandic state for this review, on the website of the Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights.
Iceland has gone further than most other countries to achieve gender equality and eliminate discrimination against women, but we have a long way to go to achieve full equality. In preparation for Iceland’s CEDAW review, we wrote a shadow report describing several areas of concern in Icelandic legislation and society, and submitted it to the UN CEDAW Committee. You can read this shadow report here.
The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has fought for women’s rights and gender equality since 1907.
IWRA is a member of the International Alliance of Women and the European Women’s Lobby.