Women’s Day Off Celebrated in Iceland

womens-day-off04-2010Today is Women’s Day Off, celebrated regularly in Iceland since 1975. In that first year, 90 percent of Icelandic women embarked on day-long strike to demonstrate the importance of women in the employment market and demand the same work rights and salaries as men.

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Capital Region Municipalities to Merge

alftanes_goThe municipalities Garðabær and Álftanes in the capital region will merge as of January 1, 2013, under the name Garðabær, as agreed by voters in a referendum on Saturday, which took place alongside the national referendum on a new Constitution.

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