24 Oct 2023

Iceland’s ‘Women’s Day Off’: Tens of thousands of women strike in name of gender equality

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Tens of thousands of women in Iceland refused to go to work today, including the country’s female prime minister, in the name of gender equality.

Known as the “Women’s Day Off”, the 24-hour strike saw shops shuttered, and hospitals operating on skeleton staff, as women protested against wage discrimination and gender-based violence in the country.

Jackie is joined by Icelandic MP Thórhildur Sunna.