Tens of 1000’s of Icelandic ladies, together with the nation’s prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, have gone on strike.
Girls and non-binary folks had been urged to go on strike from paid and unpaid jobs on Tuesday in a protest in opposition to gender inequality.
It implies that many ladies can even refuse to do chores within the residence.
Iceland is thought to be one of many world’s most progressive international locations by way of gender equality and has topped the World Financial Discussion board’s gender hole index 14 years in a row.
However in some industries and professions, ladies earn at the least 20% lower than Icelandic males, in keeping with Statistics Iceland.
Below the slogan ‘Do you name this equality?’, Icelandic ladies will go on their first full-day strike in 48 years.
In 1975, 90% of Icelandic ladies stopped work to protest gender inequality.
“I can’t work today, as I count on all the ladies [in cabinet] will do as effectively,” Iceland’s PM Ms Jakobsdóttir advised the mbl.is web site forward of the protest.
Ms Jakobsdóttir stated her authorities is wanting into how female-dominated professions are valued, compared to fields historically dominated by males.
“We’re in search of to deliver consideration to the truth that we’re referred to as an equality paradise, however there are nonetheless gender disparities and pressing want for motion,” stated Freyja Steingrímsdóttir, a strike organiser and the communications director for the Icelandic Federation for Public Employees.