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18 18. June, 2018

Know the Red Flags

18. June, 2018|News|

The campaign Know the Red Flags is the answer from Kvennaathvarfið (Women's Shelter) and the consulting Bjarkarhlíð to an increased demand from young people to receive help and consultations because of violence in relationships. The campaign was funded by Jafnréttissjóður Íslands (The Equality Fund) "The discussion of violence in close relationships is usually directed to [...]

31 31. May, 2018

Conference; The invisibility of abusers and how the system tackles domestic violence

31. May, 2018|News|

What: A conference on the invisibility of abusers and how the system tackles domestic violence When: Wednesday June the 6th, between 13.00-17:00 Where: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura, Nauthólsvegur 52 Lately the survivors of domestic violence have been visible and resources and assistance has improved, however, we do have a long way to go. It sometimes [...]

20 20. April, 2018

Oddfellow’s Fund Raising Concert

20. April, 2018|News|

Members of the Oddfellow chamber Hallveig have organized a  concert in support of the Shelter. The concert will be held at 16.00 on Saturday, May the 12th at Lindarkirkja in Kópavogur. For booking a ticket please contact sigthrudur@kvennaathvarf.is Price: 4.500 or 3.900 - The profit from ticket sales will go to the Shelter. Everybody are [...]

20 20. April, 2018

Information on For whom is the shelter has been translated to seven languages

20. April, 2018|News|

Recently the members of staff at the Women's Shelter designed and produced leaflets with information on For whom is the Shelter. The information was then translated into six different languages. Apart from Icelandic the information is now accessible in English, Polish, Russian, Thai, Spanish and Arabic. The leaflets can be viewed and downloaded from the [...]

9 9. March, 2018

News of the Shelters’ intermediate housing

9. March, 2018|News|

Eygló Harðardóttir will be the project manager for the Shelters' intermediate housing project. Eygló will also provide leadership for the new housing non-profit organiztion which was established by the Women's Shelter, in order to manage the 16 appartments which will be built. "In my past life I got the opportunity to get to know the [...]

9 9. March, 2018

The cartoon “Lets talk about violence” – in Icelandic, English and Norwegian

9. March, 2018|News|

In 2016 the Women’s Shelter premiered a cartoon called “Let’s talk about violence”. The main goal of the cartoon is to deliver messages regarding violence to children, as well as increasing the visibility of children who live in violence, within the community. The message children are supposed to be left with are that domestic violence [...]

9 9. March, 2018

For whom is the Shelter? Leaflet in seven languages

9. March, 2018|News|

For whom is the Women's Shelter is a leaflet which the Shelter designed and published, and had it translated to six languages. Apart from Icelandic, it has been translated into English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Arabic and Thai. The leaflets can be viewed and downloaded here. To order a printed version of the leaflet please contact [...]

8 8. February, 2018

Fundraising: 90 million ISK for intermediate housing

8. February, 2018|News|

The women behind the fundraising "On everyone's lips" (Á allra vörum) came to the Women's Shelter on the last days of 2017 and delivered the proceeds which had been collected in the great fundraising event in September 2017. Those funds and other donations gathered make the difference for the construction of the intermediate housing shelter [...]

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