Reykjavik: Iceland’s female Prime Minister, Katrin Jakobsdottir, took part in the protest against the gender wage gap in the country.
According to news agencies, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir participated in the ongoing protest demanding an increase in women’s wages. The protesters are advocating for equal pay for women working in professional roles and calling for action against gender-based violence.
Iceland’s Prime Minister, in her statement on the matter, that she would not be working on Tuesday, and urged that female members of the Cabinet not work either, as she called women to participate in the ongoing protest advocating for equal wages for women.
She mentioned that the government will also consider expanding and promoting fields that have traditionally been regarded as specific to women, in order to ensure equal pay for women. Moreover in her address, she said that controlling crimes against women is already included in government policy, which will be implemented in all cases.
It is important to note that women took part in the protest demanding equal wages for women, in which women from various professions, including education and health, took part in the protest and recorded their demands by temporarily suspending their work.