Well it certainly seems Weird that women do not get equal pay, and I intend to participate! I will march my womanly feet to the bone.
Skotturnar is an organisation that ties together all the women's coalitions in Iceland, counting over 10.000 members (for example all the women's clubs in Iceland). We're planning and preparing for the Women's Strike on October 25th. Women are urged to walk out of their workplaces at 14:25 and gather in downtown Reykjavík. We're expecting 100.000 people to attend. The Women's Strike in 1975 drew fifty thousand women, and 75.000 women attended in 2005. We are going to march down Skólavörðustígur (after having gathered by Hallgrímskirkja), demanding equal pay for women. As a matter of fact, women in Iceland have 65% of men's pay, and yet we're doing far better in matters of gender equality than most other countries in the world. The march will lead to Arnarhóll, where a rally will take place on a large stage. The cream of the crop will address the crowd, including women like Rashida Manjoo, the United Nations Special Rapporteur, and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the world's first female president. Our focal point is the battle against gender violence, paying special attention to men's sexual violence against women.