Kvennafrí 1975 Video by Hrafnhildi Gunnarsdóttur. RÚV.  Kvennafrí 2010 Video by Halla Kristín Eiríksdóttir. Music by Grýlurnar. Kvennafrí 2016 Video by Lea Ævarsdóttir. Tónlist by Mammút.

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Women in Iceland walked out of their jobs on October 24th 2018 at 2:55 p.m. to protest income inequality, sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the first woman to serve as prime minister in Iceland and the first openly lesbian elected head of government in the world, addressed women in Reykjavík. Our …


Women in Iceland have walked out of their jobs five times in the last 43 years to protest the gender pay gap. On October 24th, 1975, women all over Iceland left work to demonstrate the importance of women’s contribution to society. This day was popularly called “kvennafrí”, or Women’s Day Off. In 1985, 25,000 women …

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Don’t Change Women, Change the World! We have had enough! Let’s walk out to protest gender income inequality and violence and harassment in the workplace at 2:55 p.m. on October 24th, 2018.

Income Equality Now! Let‘s Walk Out on Monday, October 24th, at 2:38 p.m.!

Women are encouraged to leave their work at 2:38 p.m. on Monday, October 24th, and join us in demanding income equality on Austurvöllur, in front of Alþingi. The demonstrations will begin at 3:15 p.m. The average wages of women in Iceland are only 70.3% of the average wages of men. Women are therefore paid 29.7% …