Icelandic Women’s Day Off

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 left their work again, to protest income inequality. In 2005, we protested on Women’s Day Off for the third time and tens of thousands of …

Kvennafrí 2020

October 24th, 2020 We Want Equal Pay, Not Gratitude! On October 24th, 1975, women in Iceland left work to highlight the importance of women‘s contribution to society. Today, 45 years later, women‘s contributions to society are still not valued fairly and equally. The average pay of women in Iceland is still 25% less than the …

Kvennafrí 2016

On October 24, 2016, women in Iceland left work at 2:38 to protest income inequality. This was not the first time women in Iceland have gone on strike to protest the gender pay gap. They also protested in 1975, 1985, 2005 and 2010. The average income of women in Iceland is only 70.3% of the …

Declaration of Women in Iceland on the Women’s Day Off, October 24, 2018

Don’t Change Women, Change the World Declaration of Women in Iceland on the Women’s Day Off, October 24, 2018. Women’s stories of harassment, violence and discrimination in the workplace that have been shared through social media under the hashtag #MeToo highlight the fact that income inequality is not the only injustice women face in the …

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Áfram stelpur Lag: Gunnar Edander Texti: Dagný Kristjánsdóttir og Kristján Jónsson Í augsýn er nú frelsi, og fyrr það mátti vera, ný fylkja konur liði og frelsismerki bera. Stundin er runnin upp. Tökumst allar hönd í hönd og höldum fast á málum þó ýmsir vilji aftur á bak en aðrir standa í stað, tökum við …

Kvennafrí 2018 English

Kvennafrí 2018 – WOMEN’S STRIKE Women are encouraged to leave work at 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday October 24th, 2018 to protest income inequality and sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. Our demand is Don’t Change Women, Change the World! In recent months, stories of harassment, violence and injustice women suffer in the workplace have …

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We demand immediate change! Don’t Change Women, Change the World! Click here for information how to organize a protest in your hometown!

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Women work for free after kl. 2:55 p.m. in Iceland! According to the newest figures from Iceland Statistics, the average wages of women in Iceland are only 74% of the average wages of men. Women are therefore paid 26% less on average than men. Therefore, women have earned their wages after only 5 hours and …