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Women’s Rights Association celebrates 100th anniversary

The Women’s Rights Association of Iceland celebrated its 100th anniversary in Reykjavík on Saturday. Many prominent women in the Icelandic society attended the celebration.

Two young girls, Kristín Ólafsdóttir and Amíra Snaerós Jabali, cut the anniversary cake in the presence of Minister of Health Siv Fridleifsdóttir, former president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and the leader of the Association, Thorbjörg Inga Jónsdóttir.

Jónsdóttir told Fréttabladid the Association has achieved many things since it was founded at the home of women’s rights pioneer Bríet Bjarnhédinsdóttir one century ago, but still has many things to fight for.

Jónsdóttir would like to see more women in parliament and the wage difference between men and women, which has stayed the same for the past twenty years, evened out, she said.

At the occasion, Siv Fridleifsdóttir handed over a grant worth ISK one million (EUR 11,000, USD 14,000) to the Women’s Rights Association on behalf of the government.

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