Country Iceland
Year 2010
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Faith based organizations
Form of Violence Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Stalking, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland (ELCI) has certain procedures and deals with matters of gender-based and sexual violence through two committees: the ELCI Gender Equality Committee (GEC) and the ELCI Advisory Board on Sexual Misconduct. The ELCI Department of Education is also often involved. In the autumn of 2010 the ELCI GEC systematically distributed educational material on bullying and sexual harassment/violence, amongst priests and deacons. This included two small booklets: guidelines for priests on how to react when confided with matters of violence; and advices for victims on how to deal with violence and its consequences.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Iceland to the questionnaire on violence 2010