The city of Reykjavík will be offering an open counselling service this Thursday to foreigners living in Iceland.
The Human Rights Office of Reykjavík has been offering a free counselling service to immigrants for a few years now. The city now reports that they want to make an extra effort to make this service available to more foreigners.
Part of this campaign will be to offer an open house at the Reykjavík City Library (Tryggvagata 15) this Thursday between 14:00 and 16:00. City immigration counsellors will be on hand to offer advice to the city’s foreigners. This service is both free of charge and confidential, and often conducted by immigrants themselves.
According to data compiled by the city, in the first six months of 2013, 80% of immigrants who sought city counselling were men, the vast majority of whom had questions about employment and their general rights. By contrast, immigrant women were more likely to ask about family matters, housing, and school programmes.