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Important information about women rights in Iceland

The Centre for Gender Equality has published a pamphlet for foreign women in Iceland and others who are interested in learning about gender equality in Iceland, rights and obligations.

The pamphlet is printed in 7 languages: Icelandic, English, Spanish, Thai, Russian and Arabic and has useful 
information regarding the Icelandic Justice system and the Icelandic community. The information includes sections on equal rights and status of the genders, residence permits, divorces, custody issues, issues regarding right of access, finance, violence in intimate relationships and threats. It also contains references to further information for help, for instance addresses, telephone numbers and websites of several institutions and organizations. 

The pamphlet is sponsored by the Progress programme of the European Union and the text is prepared by Stígamót in co-operation with the Centre for Gender Equality, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Security, the Directorate of Immigration, Women of Multicultural Ethnicity Network, the police department in the capital area, the Women’s Shelter and the Multicultural and information Centre. 

Those interested in a printed version are advised to contact The Centre for Gender Equality for questions about availability. The pamphlet is otherwise accessible here on our website in the following links:

Réttur þinn – Your rights