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Gender Equality Forum focuses on the status of women of foreign origin in the Icelandic labour market

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir convenes the 2022 Gender Equality Forum in Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center on October 26th. The theme for discussion will be the status of women of foreign origin in the Icelandic labour market, with special emphasis on access, opportunities and obstacles.

Programme

9.00

Breakfast and a chance for networking

9.30

Opening of the 2022 Gender Equality Forum
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Moderator: Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Professor of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

9.35

The status of women of foreign origin in the Icelandic labour market
Berglind Hólm Ragnarsdóttir, Assistant Professor at the University of Akureyri

9.55

Women workers of the world. On economic existence of women workers and their struggle against exploitation
Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, Chairman of Efling trade union

10.10

Employment opportunities for women of foreign origin in Iceland. Is the grass always greener on the other side?
Claudia Ashanie Wilson, District Court Attorney

10.25

Human, cultural, and social capital and discrimination: Muslim immigrant women's labour market participation in Iceland
Fayrouz Nouh, PhD student at the University of Iceland

10.40

The voices of women of foreign origin
Non-profit organisation HerVoice

10.50

Coffee break

11.10

Panel discussion
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir moderates a panel discussion
Participants:

  • Aleksandra Leonardsdóttir, Expert at the Icelandic Confederation of Labour
  • Fida Abu Libdeh, Founder and CEO of GeoSilica
  • Jasmina Vajzović Crnac, Board Member of HerVoice
  • Paola Cardenas, Chairman of the Immigration Council
  • Sonja Ýr Þorbergsdóttir, Chairwoman of BSRB – Federation of Public Workers Unions
  • Halldór Benjamín Þorbergsson, Director General of the Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise

12.00

Musical act
Vigdís Hafliðadóttir, singer, entertainer and screenwriter

12.15

Gender Equality Awards 2022
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir presents the awards

12.30

Closing of Gender Equality Forum
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir

The Gender Equality Forum is open to all, but participants are asked to register. English translation will be provided.

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