Women in Iceland, including the prime minister, to strike over gender inequality
Yes, on October 24th, 2019, thousands of women in Iceland staged a one-day strike to protest gender inequality. The strike also saw the country’s prime minister, Katrin Jakobsdottir, take part in the action. Around 10,000 people attended the protest in downtown Reykjavik, where they participated in seminars, discussions and musical performances. The strike encompassed women of all ages, professions and political affiliations, and was aimed at raising awareness of unequal pay and gender-based violence. It is expected that the strike will be repeated annually until there is greater parity between men and women.