• Educate and advocate for women of different ethnic origins who are victims of violence.
• Cooperate with other organizations to work towards elimination of violence against women.
• Advocate for minority women who are victims of violence so that they would not be penalized by the system.

112 Emergency line

A message from the First Lady, Eliza Jean Reid:

“If you’re sitting at home somewhere, or somewhere on your phone and you think, well this happens to me sometimes but it’s really not as bad as I think it is, I don’t want to trouble those people, I don’t want to bother them. You are never bothering anyone by contacting them.” Violence and abuse can take many forms. Report it.

Bjarkarhlíð – Family Justice Center for survivors of violence

Nordic-Baltic Anti-trafficking Pilot Project

W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland participates in the “Nordic-Baltic pilot project” international project against trafficking of women in the sex industry. The project is chaired by the European Women’s Lobby. Read more about the project on http://nordicbaltic-assistwomen.net/

Consultation meeting of non-governmental organizations for refugees who have been deprived of public services.

Along with 22 other non-profit organisation, W.O.M.E.N. asked the minister for a meeting yesterday. A historically large group of NGOs came together for an emergency meeting. Christina Milcher, vice-chair and Marion Poilvez, treasurer, were there. Christina Milcher, our vice-chair, spoke on behalf of W.O.M.E.N.: “As women of foreign origin living in the gender paradise of…

Along with 22 other organizations, W.O.M.E.N. expresses their deep concern about the serious situation of displaced people who have been expelled from all services. The organizations invite the minister to a meeting.

JOINT DECLARATION OF GRAVE CONCERN ABOUT THE SERIOUS SITUATION OF DISPLACED PEOPLE The non-governmental organizations mentioned below are deeply concerned about the very serious situation that has arisen in the case of displaced people who have been expelled from all services of public bodies after the negative result of their application for protection. As a…

Cooperation in the fight against gender based violence

On the 18th of May, W.O.M.E.N. welcomed a sister organisation from Finland, the Daisy Ladies. For that occasion, W.O.M.E.N. organised a mini-conference to introduce them to the different institutions and resources involved in the fight against gender based violence in Iceland. Our chair, Maru Alemán, made an introduction about the heart of our work: the…