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Why is Iceland’s PM on strike?

Thousands of people across Iceland, including its Prime Minister, have taken part in a 24-hour national women’s strike. Iceland is ranked number one in the world for gender equality, but its organisers say their country isn’t the “equality paradise” the world thinks it is. In today’s deep dive, we unpack Iceland’s gender equity movement and why women and non-binary people are striking in 2023.

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Why Icelandic women are on strike

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir is among thousands of women and non-binary people expected to stop work today for a national women’s strike.

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