Country Iceland
Year 2018
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Sports
Form of Violence Sexual harassment

Brief Description

In January 2018, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports announced the establishment of a working group in response to the #MeToo stories of women in sports. The working group began its work in March and August issued a report including recommendations on how to improve the prevention and response to gender-based sexual harassment, abuse and violence within the sports movement. Following the report, the Minister submitted a bill of law establishing an independent body to receive and manage complaints pertaining to mobbing, gender based and sexual harassment and violence in sports and recreational pursuits for youth and adults which was approved as law on 25 May 2019. The new body also has the role to disseminate information and guide the respective associations and parties on how to prevent, report and respond to violations.

Source of Information

Iceland's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.53