Sep 08, 2015

Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir

Director, The Centre for Gender Equality, Iceland

Kristin has been director of the Icelandic Centre for Gender Equality since 2007. The Centre is a government agency under the Ministry for Welfare. Before that Kristin was a researcher and deputy director for the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research at the University of Iceland 2003-2007. She worked as a Project manager for UNIFEM in Kosovo 2000-2001 and was a Member of Parliament for the Women’s Alliance 1991-1999. Kristín is a MA in history and has written numerous articles on the history of the women’s movements in Iceland from 1875-2005 and edited books on women’s history. Kristín was one of three members of the Icelandic Parliament’s Special Investigation Committee on the collapse of the banking sector in Iceland, a committee which dealt with the ethical side of the collapse.

Kristin Astgeirsdottir