Although Iceland has been named number one on the gender gap index according to World Economic Forum, there is still pay inequality.
Like Ireland, women in Iceland earn 14% – 18% less than their male counterparts.
On Monday, women in Iceland left work at 14:38, 14 minutes early, in protest of gender pay inequality.
Thousands of women gathered at Reykjaviks Austurvollur Square and all round the country.
On the same date October 24th in 1975, 90% of women stopped working for the day in protest.
In 2005, women protested by leaving work at 14:08 and in 2008 women protested by leaving work at 14:25.
If the gender pay gap continues getting smaller at the rate it is currently going in Iceland, it will take 52 years for equal pay.
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