Country Iceland
Year 2011
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Centre for Gender Equality is preparing a brochure for publication that is intended for women of foreign origin residing in Iceland to give them information on their legal rights under Icelandic legislation. This brochure will contain useful information about the Icelandic legal system and Icelandic society. For example, information will be given on equal rights and status of women and men, rights of residence, divorce, parental authority, finance, violence in close relations and threats. Information will also be provided on where assistance can be found, i.e. addresses, phone numbers and websites of various institutions and non-governmental organizations. The brochure will be published in English, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Thai and Arabic.

Source of Information

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