Sólveig Jónasdóttir

Board Member
Sólveig Jónasdóttir is a hard-line feminist who has worked for women’s rights for decades. She is educated in literature, anthropology and media studies and has worked for trade unions on immigration issues, as an educational director, information officer, editor, etc. She is a daughter, a sister, a friend, a mother, a grandmother, a wife, but first and foremost she is a woman.

Established in 1907, the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association (IWRA) was the first formal organization of Icelandic women to focus its efforts on the struggle for political equality between men and women, as well as demanding equal access to education, political appointments and the workplace.

The objective of IWRA is to work on women’s rights and the equal status of all genders in all areas of society. The association takes an inclusive view of human rights and works against all kinds of discrimination. To achieve this objective, the association actively participates in public discourse and focuses on objectives which have a clear feminist purpose and an expansive public relevance.