Iceland Tops List for Gender Parity

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Former President Vigdís Finnborgadóttir, talking to Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Women Leaders Convene at Harpa

20 Nov 2019 The second Reykjavík Global Forum opened at Harpa Concert Hall yesterday.

First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid.

Feminist First Lady Speaks Out

2 Oct 2019 First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid writes an op-ed page in The New York Times yesterday, titled, “I’m a First Lady, and It’s an Incredibly Weird Job.”

Iceland's First Lady Eliza Reid, with US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence.

Colors Speak Loudly during Pence’s Visit

5 Sep 2019 Colors said more than many words yesterday when US Vice President Mike Pence visited Höfði house, Reykjavík.

US Vice President Mike Pence.

‘Party against Pence’ Planned by 11 Associations

4 Sep 2019 Eleven associations are planning a protest today in Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, at 5:30 pm, called “Partý gegn Pence,” meaning “Party against Pence.”

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, prime minister of Iceland.

Iceland’s Prime Minister Nominated for Chatham House Prize

22 Jul 2019 Katrín Jakobsdóttir, prime minister of Iceland, has been nominated for the Chatham House Prize 2019.

Archive photo. The girls in the photo are not related to the subject of article.

Girls Decline Trophy in Protest

23 May 2019 Eleven-year-old national basketball champions are in the news for protesting inequality by declining their trophy.

The bill being debated in Alþingi.

Abortion Bill Passes in Alþingi

14 May 2019 A much-debated abortion bill was passed in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, last night.

The last time that women went on strike at work was in October in 2010. Over 50.000 women attended a protest at Austurvöllur square.

Women in Iceland protest gender wage gap today

24 Oct 2016 Women in Iceland are urged to leave work this afternoon to join a protest at Austurvöllur parliament square to protest the gender wage gap.




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