Even though Iceland ranks in the first place worldwide when it comes to the Gender Gap Index, there is still certainly room for improvements when it comes to gender equality. Ladies are making less money than their male counterparts, they carry more responsibilities when it comes to child care and household duties and claim they have to put in more effort for their work to be acknowledged, in comparison of men’s.

Today, women across Iceland will be taking the day off from noon onwards to remind the patriarchy of the immensely important role they play in the labour market and in society as a whole.

So today you will see the Icelandic ladies doing exactly this!


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