• 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/

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…

Survey on immigrant women’s experiences of employment based (EBV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Iceland

The Project – IWEV In the wake of the #metoo revolution, immigrant women in Iceland shared, for the first time, their experiences of abuse and violence in both intimate partnerships and in workplaces. Their stories reveal underlying factors contributing to gender-based violence and how those intersect with social categories such as race and ethnicity. The published narratives exposed how little research and knowledge there is…