PHOTOS: Iceland’s women take to the streets
Iceland’s women are streaming into Austurvöllur square in Reykjavik and other locations around the country on the occasion of the 2016 Women’s Day.
This is the fourth time since 1975 that Iceland’s women have downed tools to highlight the important contribution of women to society and protest against unfair gender-based conditions.
Tens of thousands of women protested on 24 October 1975, 1985 and 2010. This year, the symbolic time of 2:38pm was chosen for the women’s walk-out.
The current gender pay gap in Iceland means that women are effectively no longer paid (as compared to their male colleagues) from 2:38pm, based on a typical 9-5 working day.