On October 24,1975, the women of Iceland went on strike for…

On October 24,1975, the women of Iceland went on strike for equal rights. 90% of women walked off their jobs and out of their homes, shutting down the entire country. The men could barely cope. The next year, Parliament passed a law guaranteeing equal pay. Five years later, Iceland elected the world’s first female President. Now Iceland has the highest gender equality in the world. source

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