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How to enforce gender equality? Iceland tests the waters
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir recalls the autumn afternoon when she, along with nearly every woman in Iceland, didn’t show up. Ninety percent of Iceland’s female population joined in, shutting down entire industries. “Women showed their solidarity, that they are many, that they can be a real change factor,” says Ms. Gísladóttir, who was studying history at university at the time and went on to help found the first women’s political party in Iceland's modern history. read more


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