Women in Iceland, including the prime minister, to strike over gender inequality

Yes, it is true that in October 2016, women in Iceland went on strike to protest gender inequality. This included the prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, who called for the protest to help bring awareness to the gender wage gap and the lack of female representation in the workplace and in legislative roles. The protest was held on the same day that Iceland placed first in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for the 8th consecutive year, highlighting the discrepancy between Iceland’s seemingly successful gender equality policies and the reality on the ground.