1942) is an Icelandic academic and political scientist. She is a leading figure
in the research into the concept of love on an international level.
She is the co-director
of the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender
Studies, as well as Professor Emerita at the Center for Feminist Social Studies
at Orebro University. She has written several books on the politics of gender,
such as Why Women Are Oppressed or Love:
A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-first Century.
As of Jan. 1, the legislation said that any company or government agency with 25 or more staff members will “have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies,” according to Al Jazeera. Companies failing to comply with this law will face fines.
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (b. 1930) was the
first and only female president of Iceland, and the first democratically
elected female President in the world. With sixteen years as president, from
1980 to 1996, she is also the longest-serving elected female head of state.
Her presidency was
the culmination of significant efforts to improve women’s rights in the
country, and was influenced by the 1975 general strike, when 90% of Iceland’s
women refused to work. She was so popular she was re-elected three times. She
is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and the founder of the Council of Women World