Women and Men in Iceland 2008

Last month the Centre for Gender Equality in collaboration with Statistics Iceland and the Ministry of Social Affairs published Women and Men in Iceland 2008, a pamphlet that serves as an overview of the status of women and men in Iceland. It includes statistics regarding the status of women and men in the labour market, in the education-system and in positions of influence.

New gender equality law

The Icelandic Parliament recently passed a new gender equality law, replacing the Act on the equal Status and Equal Rights of women and men from 2000. The new Act includes several important provisions aimed at increasing compliance with the law.