Oct 24

Iceland’s Prime Minister strikes over gender pay gap

Tens of thousands of women in Iceland, including Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, are refusing to work on Tuesday. The “kvennafri”, or women’s day off, has been called in protest at the gender pay gap and gender-based violence. According to the BBC, fields in which women form the majority of workers, such as healthcare and education, are especially affected. The planned walkout marks the first full-day women’s strike since 1975.