Feminists Want Statue Of Bríet - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Feminists Want Statue Of Bríet

Published November 21, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Wikimedia Commons/NÁ

The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association (IWRA) has sent the City of Reykjavík a letter suggesting they erect a statue of suffragette Bríet Bjarnhéðinsdóttir, reports RÚV.

Bríet, along with other women’s rights activists founded the IWRA in 1907 and ran the association for 20 years. She is considered the catalyst of the women’s rights movement in Iceland.

The IRWA suggested in their letter to City Hall that a statue in a prominent place in Reykjavík would be a great homage to Bríet’s memory and fitting as next year marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote in Iceland.

To read more about Iceland’s Suffragette Movement, check out this Grapevine feature, narrating the story From Saga to Suffragette.


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