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Women Of Multicultural Ethnicity Network - W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland


Our association was founded on 24. October 2003. The goal of W.O.M.E.N. is to unite, to express and address the interests and issues of women of foreign origin living in Iceland in order to bring about equality for them as women and as foreigners in all areas of the society.

This homepage contains information about us, issues we are working on and various projects we are engaged in. We will also publish news and announcements about events related to immigrants, women and family issues.

The association is represented by the board, elected every year at the annual meeting.

 W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland is open to all women of foreign origin who live in Iceland.

If you would like to join the association or send an enquiry, please send an e-mail to womeniniceland@womeniniceland.is.

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Annual general meeting for W.O.M.E.N in Iceland

W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland, the organization of foreign women in Iceland, was founded eleven years ago. We have been well received everywhere in Icelandic society and it is clear that there is a big need for such an organization to participate in the discourse on immigrants and human rights.

W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland is open to all women of foreign origin living in Iceland. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge, time and experience with W.O.M.E.N., you are welcome to come forward and let us know if you are interested in running for a seat on the board or would like to participate in some other way in our activities.

The annual meeting of W.O.M.E.N. will be held on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 at 8:00 pm at Hallveigarstaðir, Túngata 14, 101 Reykjavík.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our meeting.

If you are of foreign origin and interested in running for a seat on the board of WOMEN, please send the following information about yourself to info@womeniniceland.is before November 16th:

• name
• address
• e-mail address
• telephone number
• short summary of your experience and objectives for running for the seat (e.g. what goals you would like to achieve as the member of the board)

Best regards,

The Board
W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland

 

PEER COUNSELING

Our office opens on Tuesday evenings

It is our pleasure to announce that our, office located on the 2nd floor of Túngata 14, will now be open on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. W.O.M.E.N. recently finished training some of our members to do peer counseling. Please read the 'Latest news' section on the right for more information.

Peer counselors are on summer vacation. Peer Counseling is starting again in September.


The Women´s Choir

Taking a break until the fall.

send an email to ania@womeniniceland.is

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The Women´s Story Circle

The first Sunday of each month at the Reykjavik Public Library at 14:00 on the 6th floor.

Our facebook page



World Food Café

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, W.O.M.E.N feels it is important to shine a light on this subject.

As a survivor of breast cancer and the woman in charge of the World Food Cafe, our board member Nura would like to invite everyone to our ‚All Pink World Food Cafe‘, This will be a ‚pot luck‘ event and everyone is asked to bring a dish to share and wear something pink.
This will be an extra special evening as we would be having a representative from Kraftur (Cancer support group) and hopefully from the Icelandic Cancer Society to give us a small introduction to their work.

We will also have a film crew visiting us from Singapore as well for this event as they are doing a story on Nura‘s life in Iceland. Please come to support Nura as well, she is a survivor we are so very fortunate to have her with us.


This event is FREE


W.O.M.E.N will provide coffee, tea, water. You are welcome to bring your own soft drinks or alcoholic drinks.

As always all women are welcome, but we do ask that you leave your children at home. We do understand though if you are breast feeding and have to bring the infant. Please bring your girlfriends!


When: Wednesday, 15th October
Time: 19:00-22:00
Address: Túngata 14 (Hallveigarstaðir) 101 Reykjavík (door to the left, leads to basement)


Please register your attendence by writing to Nura at eldhus@womeniniceland.is
just so we know how many people to expect.

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The first Thursday of every month, from September thru June.

If you would like to cook your countries cuisine for the women of W.O.M.E.N please get in touch.

W.O.M.E.N. is paying for food.

eldhus@womeniniceland.is


Latest news
Today we took part in the Multicultural Day 2014 in the Reykjavik City Hall....
Article about W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland in the newspaper Morgunblaðið from March 21st, 2014...
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