The conference takes place at Harpa Concert Hall.

MeToo Conference Opens in Iceland

17 Sep 2019 The first major international MeToo conference opens this afternoon at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík.

Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson.

Former minister accused of sexual violence and harassment

13 Jan 2019 Over 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.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland.

Icelandic President speaks about #metoo

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.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, to the right,at Grand Hotel this morning where the meeting took place.

Iceland's politicians meet about the #metoo movement

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?

Icelandic women priests join the #metoo movement

15 Jan 2018 Women 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.

Icelandic women demand action against sexual violence, harassment and discrimination.

Over five thousand Icelandic women have signed #metoo declarations

12 Jan 2018 Over 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.

Heiða Björg Hilmisdóttir,city counsellor and vice chairman of the Alliance Party started the incentive by starting a closed Facebook group.

Icelandic women politicians publish stories of sexual harassment

24 Nov 2017 136 stories of sexual harassment have been made public today where women within the political field tell their stories.

Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir is the vice chairman of the Independence Party.

Banker criticises Icelandic MP for an "inappropriate" Facebook profile pic

22 Nov 2017 Following 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.

Over 300 Icelandic women in politics, some of them prominent ex-Ministers, current Ministers or MP's have signed the statement.

Over 300 Icelandic women politicians speak out about sexual harassment

21 Nov 2017 Over 300 Icelandic women politicians speak out about sexual harassment in the field of politics in Iceland. They intend to go public with stories of sexual harassment on Friday.

Björk says that Trier touched her multiple times without her consent.

Björk comes out with details of harrassment by Danish director Lars Von Trier

17 Oct 2017 As a response to Lars Von Trier and his coproducer saying that Björk was not sexually harassed during filming of Dancer in the Dark, Björk has come out with the details of what happened.

Actress Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir receiving her Edda award last year .

Young Icelandic actress speaks out against sexual harassment in the local scene

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.




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