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Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in Iceland who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 21 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Israel, Macedonia, Malta, Spain
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Korea, Peru, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Denmark, Estonia, Gambia, Guinea, Iceland, India, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Togo
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Iceland was 3 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Iceland is 71.2% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 12, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of non-monetary contributions. The WBL database provides the following as a source: Law in Respect of Marriage, Arts. 6, 53, 54, and 103 (2).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Iceland is 85 years for women and 82 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Iceland is 80.8 years for men and 83.9 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"12.1 births per 1000 population"
Aug. 16, 2023, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"In their union of matrimony, the spouses shall be equal in every respect, and shall carry the same obligations towards each other and their children. They shall be faithful to each other, support each other, and together guard the interests of their home and family. Spouses shall bring up their children jointly, care jointly for their needs, and aid each other in providing for the family by financial contributions, domestic work, and by other means" (1). "Each married person shall have control of his or her assets and be responsible for his or her liabilities as further provided for by law" (2). "The property of spouses can be either matrimonial...more
Aug. 16, 2023, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"All forms of discrimination on grounds of gender, regarding access to or supply of goods as well as access to or granting services, is prohibited. However, this provision does not apply to access to or supply of goods on one hand or to access to or granting services on the other hand in the area of private and family life. Furthermore, this provision does not apply to matters concerning work in the labour market" (11).
June 29, 2023, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"Each of the spouses, or his or her estate at death, shall have a claim to one half of the net matrimonial property of the other, provided other statute provisions do not lead to a different arrangement. The principle of division into equal halves and the provisions concerning distribution of separate property can be subject to exception if a settlement of assets and liabilities would otherwise be manifestly unreasonable for either spouse. This shall apply, in particular, when considering the financial situation of the spouses and the duration of their marriage, or if one spouse has, at the time of marriage, contributed significantly more than the other to their joint...more
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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May 17, 2023, 12:17 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"'A reverence for women is inherent in our culture,' said Eirný Sigurdardóttir, a Reykjavik cheese shop owner and local food advocate. 'The attitude is "You can do anything. You are equal.”' In fact, I soon saw, the women of Iceland do everything. Traveling with a troupe of eight from Reykjavik to Flúðir, I met woman after woman who’d boldly started a successful food business, from whiskey distiller to tomato farmer. Each one exuded a striking calm, a confidence in herself and her work that I was drawn to as a female business owner myself, knowing all too well that nagging question of enoughness. There’s no shortage of risk in their...more
May 17, 2023, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"After divorce or separation, women and men have the same ownership rights to land, property and other assets (arts. 6 and 30) (art. 72 of the Constitution)" (3).
May 17, 2023, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"There is no indication that harmful practices exist against widows (arts. 31 and 32)" (2). Based upon this, it is unlikely that women face discrimination in matters regarding inheritance (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
May 17, 2023, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Spouses have equal ownership rights to property (arts. 58-62). The original owner administers the marital property (art. 58). It is not clear whether spousal consent is required for major transactions, but legislation provides for special provisions governing the marital home (arts. 60-62)" (2). "Regarding land, property and non-land assets, the law in Respect of Marriage (1993) governs equal property rights of spouses. Article (53) states the property of spouses can be either matrimonial property or separate property, which may be created by contract or by statute. Spouses may be joint owners of property, and unless the spouse/s specifically provide provisions before marriage, the property of a spouse becomes matrimonial property...more
May 17, 2023, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The legal framework of the Inheritance Act (No. 8 of 1962) provides daughters with the same rights as sons to inherit land and non-land assets (arts. 1-3). Female surviving spouses are afforded the same rights as male surviving spouses to inherit land (arts. 1-3). Surviving spouses receive one third of the estate and children receive two thirds equally (art. 2). If there are no surviving descendants of the deceased person, the spouse inherits the entire estate (art. 3)" (3).
May 17, 2023, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Recalling the Committee’s previous recommendations (CEDAW/C/ISL/CO/7-8, paras. 48 and 50), please indicate the steps taken, in line with the Committee’s general recommendation No. 29 (2013) on the economic consequences of marriage, family relations and their dissolution, to: address gender-based economic disparities between spouses in the State party under the matrimonial property regime upon the dissolution of marriage; prevent the concealment of matrimonial property; and recognize the rights of women living in de facto relationships to the property accumulated during the relationship" (6). This recommendation indicates that there may be discrimination against women in the division of assets following divorce (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
May 15, 2023, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Act on Equal Status and Rights of Gender No. 150/2020, Art. 17. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no...more
May 15, 2023, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Inheritance Law, Arts. 1-3.
May 15, 2023, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Inheritance Law, Arts. 1-3.
April 17, 2023, 11:29 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"That one spouse is not a descendant of the other and that the spouse may not be a sibling." (ERD- CODER COMMENT: The only prohibitions are lineal and siblings and, therefore cousins, including 1st cousins, are legal)
April 17, 2023, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"Elin Edda says it happened to her friend. 'She really liked this guy and then found out they had the same great-grandparents,' she says. 'It really freaked her out and she broke it off. It was just too weird.' Edda clarifies, however, that such mishaps only happen in families that aren’t close-knit. 'It could never happen in my family. I know everybody,' she says. When she meets an Icelander she doesn’t know, she asks the same question every else here does: 'Hverra manna ert þú?' (Who are your people?)" (para 6-8). "That’s one of the reasons Íslendingabók (the Book of Icelanders) has been so widely popular here. To avoid incest,...more
April 17, 2023, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"Iceland’s No. 1 Dating Rule: Make Sure You’re Not Cousins. Connections are common in a country of 330,000, leading singles to check family backgrounds" (para 1). This article describes the popular use of Íslendingabók, a genealogical dating app that allows users to check their lineage to potential dating partners in order to avoid consanguineous relationships (VC - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Vanuatu
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-5

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