13 Jan 2019Over 150 women have joined a Facebook group to discuss their experiences of harassment and/or violence by Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson. Hannibalsson is the former leader of the Icelandic Social Democratic Party, former Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs and later, diplomat to Iceland.
7 Feb 2018 "Hopefully we are at a turning point. Stop, this is as far as this goes, is what's heard all over the world," said President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson on a conference on the influence of #metoo on corporate culture at Grand Hotel today.
22 Jan 2018 Iceland's political parties had a cross-party breakfast meeting this morning to discuss the #metoo movement and how they could rectify the imbalance of power between the sexes. The meeting was titled, #metoo - what's next?
15 Jan 2018Women priests in Iceland have released a statement in connection with the #metoo movement speaking out against sexual violence, harassment and prejudice within their ranks. They urge the bishop of Iceland and the church commission to push for change.
12 Jan 2018Over five thousand Icelandic woman from various sectors of society have now signed declarations in connection with the #metoo movement demanding action against sexual violence, harassment and discrimination.
22 Nov 2017Following a press release by 300 Icelandic women in politics last night on sexual harassment, a banker and former bank manager put in his two cents by criticising a profile photo of Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir of the Independence Party, which he seemingly considered too sexy.
16 Oct 2017 "I'm no Björk and I'm no Angelina Jolie, I'm just a small actress living in Hafnarfjörður. But that's why I want to speak publically with regards to this weeks story on Weinstein," writes Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir in a public Facebook post.