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Friday, February 12, 2021
Iceland’s Parliament reschedules sessions, opens nursery to be a more family-friendly workplace
A nursery, complete with a diaper change facility, has been opened at the first floor of Iceland’s Parliament building. Secretary-General of Alþingi Ragna Árnadóttir told Vísir that this is a good step towards making Parliament a more family-...
Monday, June 22, 2020
Iceland’s Prime Minister praises female leaders for response to coronavirus
Iceland’s prime minister has indicated that female leaders have offered a better response to coronavirus across the world than some of their male counterparts. Katrín Jakobsdóttir said: ‘It’s a remarkable fact that a lot of female leaders have...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sexism in parliament in Iceland: The numbers don’t lie
According to a new study, around 80% of women in Parliament are exposed to gender-based violence. In May, the study surveyed 33 women who are working in or have recently quit Parliament, with 25 women responding. The results of the study are...
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Iceland scandal over MPs' crude and sexist bar talk
There are calls for several Icelandic MPs to resign after they were recorded using crude language to describe female colleagues and a disabled activist. Icelanders were especially shocked that the MPs' targets included ex-MP Freyja Haraldsdottir, a...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Women Leaders Global Forum in Iceland
The Women Leaders Global Forum is where women leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions on how to further advance society, increase equality between women and men and promote and positively develop the number of women in leadership positions....
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Meet Iceland's New Feminist, Environmentalist Prime Minister
Iceland chose its second woman prime minister, Katrin Jakobsdottir of the Left-Green Movement on Thursday. Described as "charismatic" and "trustworthy", the 41-year old will now have to lead a tricky coalition in a fragmented political landscape,...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Fewer women in Iceland's new parliament
The Icelandic general elections took place last weekend. The results show that the number of women as members of parliament decreases. The last government had 47,6% women and they will now be 38,1%, of the 63 elected members. The rate has not been...
Friday, August 18, 2017
WPL Annual Global Summit 2017
The WPL Annual Global Summit 2017 will be hosted,  in cooperation with the Althingi – Iceland’s Parliament – and the Government of Iceland, in Reykjavík (Iceland) on 28-30 November. This high-level conference will be a unique gathering of women...
Monday, October 31, 2016
Women win nearly half of the seats in Iceland Parliamentary election
NPR reports that if women formed a political party, they would need only two more seats to form a majority government in Iceland, after winning a record 30 seats in this weekend's national elections. Voter turnout was just under 80 percent — local...
Birgitta Jonsdottir
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
iKNOW Politics speaks with Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament, Iceland about the changing face of politics and how she began her career.
WIP Study trip to Iceland
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
What can be learned from Iceland’s experience in closing the gender gap?
Iceland is the world's champion in closing the gender gap. Can the Icelandic experiences be transformed into concrete tools for adapting the success story to other countries? Is legislation the key to improving the situation? What about social...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Thora Arnorsdottir
Thora Arnorsdottir, journalist and 2012 presidential candidate for Iceland. iKNOW Politics: When you decided to run in Iceland’s presidential election, you were seven months pregnant. Was there any particular reaction from public opinion? Do you...
Sunday, September 01, 2013
The Policy on gender equality in Iceland
Iceland gender equality act dates back to 1975, the current one enforced in 2008. Iceland is characterised by a high labour market activity of women but large gender gaps. Currently, the specific Icelandic profile in gender policies is reflected in...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Friday, June 22, 2012
She's young, blonde, polite and doesn't do party politics: just the guy for president in Iceland
The frontrunner for head of state believes she can move the new generation on, so why are young men and women her biggest critics? The workers at the Marel factory are filling up their lunch trays with salads, sausages and pickled fish when the...