Rights of Foreign Women

At W.O.M.E.N in Iceland women of foreign origin can get counseling and advice regarding their rights and resources available to them in Iceland. W.O.M.E.N especially assist women who have suffered abuse in any form. Counseling is free of charge. Every other Tuesday from 8 PM to 10 PM they offer peer support where women can come by and talk with another woman of foreign origin who will provide information and support.

Counselors at W.O.M.E.N speak English, Icelandic, Spanish, Russian, Polish and many more languages. Feel free to send them an email in advance to ensure someone who speaks your language is available. There is an elevator in the building so wheelchair access is available but please contact them before to ensure they can secure a meeting room. W.O.M.E.N do not pay for sign interpretation for the hearing impaired.

W.O.M.E.N is located at Túngata 14 in Reykjavík. It is best to book a time in advance with an email to info@womeniniceland.is. It is also possible to contact them through their website or with private messaging on their Facebook page.

W.O.M.E.N helps women of foreign origin living in Iceland who have experienced abuse.

Available support

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Women's Shelter

The Women‘s Shelter offers counseling and a safe place to stay for any woman who has experienced abuse in a close relationship.

Multicultural Information Centre

Immigrants in Iceland can get information about their rights and obligations at the Multicultural Centre.

Icelandic Human Rights Centre

At the Icelandic Human Rights Centre, immigrants can get free legal counsel.

Religious abuse

When someone uses a spiritual practice or religion to frighten you, hurt you or control you, it is called religious abuse.

Manneskja á myndinni er alvarlega á svip og lítur niður. Hún er með hægri höndina á hjartastað en vinstri höndin er útrétt eins og faðmurinn sé opinn.