Tatjana Latinović is the President of Icelandic Women‘s Rights Association, having served as Vice-Chair from 2015 to 2019. She is the first immigrant to be elected chair of IWRA since its founding in 1907. Tatjana has been a human rights activist, focusing on feminist and immigrant issues, ever since she moved to Iceland in 1994. She is a founding member of W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland, an NGO for immigrant women founded in 2003, serving as chairwoman from 2004 to 2008 and a member of the board until 2012. She served on the board of the Women‘s Shelter from 2004 to 2012.
Tatjana is the Chair of the Immigration Council at the Ministry of Welfare, appointed by the Minister of Welfare in 2005 (Chair since 2017).
Tatjana works as Vice-President of Intellectual Property at Össur, a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland. She is also a member of several boards and committees related to technology and innovation in Iceland.
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.