Culture / Society

What happened the day Iceland's women went on strike

By Lauren Crosby Medlicott

On this day in 1975 an estimated 90% of the country's women downed tools and stopped working as part of the strike for women's rights in Iceland. Here, one of the original protestors Guðrún Jónsdóttir reflects on what galvanised the country's women back then and how, still today, there's much work to be done