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Latest items for Iceland

April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Iceland launched their national action plan in 2013 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The positive direct and normative effects of this legislation have inspired other countries in the European Union and beyond to implement similar laws e.g. Norway and Iceland (2009), South Africa (2007), and South Korea (2003). Consultations on whether to pass legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual act or service are presently under way in e.g. France, Belgium, The Republic of Ireland, Finland, Scotland, and Northern Ireland" (page 3).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Since the late 1990’s, a large number of awareness-raising campaigns have been carried out in Sweden and the region that focus on the prevention of prostitution and trafficking for sexual purposes, including the eight country Nordic-Baltic Campaign against Trafficking in Women (2002-2003), the four-country (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia) Project against Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Barents Region (2004- 2006) and the Government/Swedish Film Institute (2003-2004) joint school Lilya 4-Ever awareness raising campaign on human trafficking in women and girls, which reached 65,000 high school students between 15 and 18 years of age" (page 15) (Coder comment: The Eight-country Nordic-Baltic Campaign includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania,...more
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Legislation passed last year [on ensuring equal pay] was supported by both Iceland’s center-right ruling part and the opposition. This can’t be too much of a surprise, as nearly 50 percent of Iceland’s parliament is female" (para 10).
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The island country, which is home to 323,000 people, has been ranked by the World Economic Forum as the world’s most gender-equal country for the past nine years. This was confirmed in the Global Gender Gap Report, which examined the gender gap across four areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment" (para 4).
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"As of January 1, 2018, Iceland has become the first country to enact a law that makes it illegal to pay men more than women. Iceland is now the only country in the world that has legalized equal pay between the sexes. Now, public and private employers in Iceland that have 25 or more employees will have to obtain government certification of equal pay policies, or face fines" (para 1-2).
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"'We have had legislation saying that pay should be equal for men and women for decades now but we still have a pay gap'" (para 7). "Since 2006, Iceland has closed close to 10 percent of its total gender gap. This makes it one of the fastest-improving countries in the world" (para 9).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, Iceland, Laos, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 23, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"nearly 50% of the lawmakers in parliament are women" (para 5).
Oct. 23, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Iceland’s parliament has presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees, in what would be the first such requirement in the world. The bill entails that companies and institutions of a certain size, 25 or more employees, undertake a certification of their equal-pay programmes" (para 1-2). "The [equal pay] law would require private companies and government agencies to go through audits and receive certification that equal pay is provided, or they could face fines" (para 8).
Oct. 23, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The gender pay gap is unfortunately a fact in the Icelandic labour market and it’s time take radical measures" (para 7).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 15, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Countries: Iceland, Norway
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Written by a group of lawmakers from both right and left and backed by the Socialist government, the legislation [which bans buying sex, not selling it] has been inspired by Sweden, which passed a similar measure in 1999. Norway and Iceland also followed the Swedish model"(para 12)
Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland, Norway
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Written by a group of lawmakers from both right and left and backed by the Socialist government, the legislation [which bans buying sex, not selling it] has been inspired by Sweden, which passed a similar measure in 1999. Norway and Iceland also followed the Swedish model"(para 12)
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

“Other countries outside that region [Latin America] with high rates of non-marital childbearing are Iceland (68 percent)” (para 13).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATC-SCALE-1

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