Stretching the limits: From victimization to empowerment by Guðrún Jónsdóttir
Join us to hear from Guðrún Jónsdóttir, feminist activist and director of Stigamot, the women's crisis center in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her presentation will cover the challenging problems of prostitution and human sex trafficking in Iceland, concluding with an open debate and discussion with the audience.
Guðrún Jónsdóttir is lead activist in the women’s movement of Iceland. She has been director, member, co-founded, and founder of over a dozen feminist rights organizations and women’s strikes since 1975. In 2010, she was involved in the Women’s Day Off movement, resulting in 50,000 Icelandic women, approximately one-third of the country population, to gather in the capitol city demanding equal pay and an end to sexual violence against women.
Presentation held in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 150, on the Marian University campus. This presentation is open to the public at no charge. Reception immediately follows.
Sponsored by the Marian University Gender Studies program in partnership with Purdue University and St. Mary's College of Notre Dame.