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Women’s Day Off Celebrated in Iceland

Today 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.

womens-day-off04-2010From Women’s Day Off in Reykjavík in 2010. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

The West Fjords Association of Feminists will be formally established in Ísafjörður and the gender gap discussed at a conference in Akureyri. The government will also introduce a new action plan for equal pay of men and women. In addition, nine grants from the Equality Fund will be awarded, ruv.is reports.

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