The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association elected its first chairperson of foreign origin since its founding in 1907. Kjarninn reports new chairperson Tatjana Latinovic has been an activist and advocate for the rights of women and immigrants since moving to Iceland in 1994.
Tatjana has been on the board of the association and acted as vice-chair since 2015. She takes over her new position from Fríða Rós Valdimarsdóttir, who is stepping down as chair after four years in the role and eight years as a board member.
Tatjana is one of the founders of the Women of Multicultural Ethnicity Network (W.O.M.E.N) in Iceland and was also on the board of the Kvennaathvarf women’s shelter from 2004 to 2012. She is also the chair of the Immigrant Council and is the Women’s Rights Association’s representative on the Equality Council.
“The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association has a 112-year history in the struggle for equality. I am proud to have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of women who have acted as chair before me and I look forward to putting my mark on the continuing struggle for equal rights for everyone,” said Tatjana in her address at the association’s general meeting.