Jun 19, 2021

Gender Equality Fund

The Women's History Archives at the National and University Library of Iceland are proud to announce that it has received a grant from the Gender Equality Fund to open a website with digitized primary documents from the Red Stocking Movement (Rauðsokkahreyfingin) in Iceland that was active from 1970 until 1982. Members from the movement will also write a detailed account of the events they took part in that shaped the way we in Iceland think of gender equality as well as how it affected legislature. The grant was partially for the website to be translated to English so it will provide ample opportunity for researchers who do not commend the Icelandic language. The project has also received grant from Reykjavik City Human Rights Council, the Ministry of Education and the Icelandic Confederation of Labour. We aim to open the website for use at the end of the year 2021.

The photo is of the Prime Minister of Iceland who handed the grant, members of the Red Stocking Movement and representatives of the Women's History Archives/the National and University Library. From left to right: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Guðrún Hallgrímsdóttir, Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir, Guðrún Ágústsdóttir, Gerður G. Óskarsdóttir, Emma Björk Hjálmarsdóttir og Rakel Adolphsdóttir.