What is peer support?

Peer support is a ‘helpline’ for women in need offered by women who may share similar experiences here in Iceland. This is a voluntary, confidential service offered by the members W.O.M.E.N. This service is free to all women of foreign origin.

New to Iceland? Need to know your rights as a woman, wife or mother in Iceland? Looking to meet new friends? Are you interested in learning more about W.O.M.E.N?

Our volunteers are of all ages and nationalities and we offer supportive services in many languages including Icelandic, English, Polish, Lithuanian, Serbian, German, Thai, Malay, and Spanish.

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We offer peer support every Tuesday from 8pm – 10pm. 

You simply send us a request to schedule an appointment here: support@womeniniceland.is and we send you a return email with a time and a link for your session.

Remember no question or concern is too big or small we are here for you!

As always we will continue to offer women of foreign origin in need of assistance and information or support if you are in need. It is possible to contact us through our website here. Also, you can send us a private message through our Facebook page here, or send an email to us at info@womeniniceland.is. We will contact you as quickly as we possibly can.

Peer Support is starting again

We are back: Peer support for women of foreign origin living in Iceland will start again Tuesday 5th of September. Do you have questions about your rights in Iceland as a mother, wife, or woman? No questions are too big or small. We will assist you in the best way we can. Register your appointment…

W.O.M.E.N. and the Rede de Pares Network : improving the protection of victims of violence against women

For the past three years W.O.M.E.N in Iceland has participated in a collaborative project forming the The Rede de Pares Network. We were asked to participate through an Open Call#4 ‘Projects to improve the protection of victims of violence against women and domestic violence, promoted by ISPA – APPsyCI, funded by the EAA Grants. Organization…

Peer Counseling Offered Digitally in December

We will be offering Peer Support sessions for women of foriegn origin via Zoom every Tuesday in December. (8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th) from 8 pm to 10 pm. You simply send us an email here: support@womeniniceland.is  we send you a reply email with a link for Zoom and the time you are scheduled for.…