Your rights – Important information for foreign women 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.

The pamphlet is printed in and available on our website and can be sent to those interested in having the printed version.

Réttur þinn - Your rights (english)
Réttur þinn - Twoje prowa (polish)
Réttur þinn - Tus derechos (spanish)
Réttur þinn - (thai)
Réttur þinn - (russian)
Réttur þinn - (arabic)