Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stígamót - an organization worthy of the Icelandic character

I had the pleasure to visit Stígamót and the opportunity to learn about its origins, trajectory, and plans to carry out its mission to stand up for women´s rights and for the victims of sexual violence (regardless of gender), and to provide counseling services and protection of victims of domestic violence and trafficking. Guðrún Jónsdóttir told us the compelling story of Stígamót’s origins as an organization providing counseling services and support to victims of sexual and physical violence, while also advocating for gender equality. The Embassy is delighted to engage with an organization like Stígamót that supports initiatives to fight trafficking in persons and to promote gender equality.