Katrín Jakobsdóttir Quotes

Katrín Jakobsdóttir Quotes…
Katrín Jakobsdóttir is an Icelandic politician serving as the 28th and current Prime Minister of Iceland since 2017. She is the member of the Althing for the Reykjavík North constituency since 2007. She became deputy chairperson of the Left-Green Movement in 2003 and has been their chairperson since 2013. Katrín was Iceland’s Minister of Education, Science and Culture and of Nordic Co-operation from 2 February 2009 to 23 May 2013. She is Iceland’s second female prime minister after Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir Quotes

“Gender equality struggles cannot be fought selectively; they have to involve all social groups.”

Katrín Jakobsdóttir Quotes

A pleasure accepting the Gender Equality in Global Politics Award at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca.

Shocked to hear about the catastrophic flooding in Libya, our thoughts and hearts are with the people affected.

It is my strong belief that the world needs more women leaders and more diverse leaders, people with all kinds of backgrounds and life experiences.

Devastating news from Turkey and Syria. On behalf of the Icelandic people I send our sincerest condolences to everyone that has been affected by this horrific tragedy.

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Important mid-point meeting with Generation Equality, taking stock of our progress and pushing forward to achieve gender equality and end violence and discrimination against women and girls.


“It has been complicated for the past four years (2017–2021) and it will continue to be complicated. But maybe it is also healthy having to work with people who don’t agree with you on everything.”

To the victims of this devastating earthquake and their loved ones, our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. To the people of Morocco as they face the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster, the Icelandic people’s thoughts and support are with you.

Queen Elizabeth will be remembered for her commitment and duty towards her people and for being a strong and courageous woman. I will remember her curiosity and warmth. My deepest condolences to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

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We need to close the gender pay gap and ensure women‘s economic independence to reach gender equality. We need societies with conditions where this is possible, with strong welfare: parental leave, daycare, and a culture change: the sharing of the 3rd shift burden!

Horrific news from Gaza with hundreds killed at the Al Ahli Arab Hospital. Iceland condemns any attacks on hospitals. International humanitarian law must be upheld at all times. Civilians have not chosen to be a target in an open battlefield.

Grateful to an outstanding panel and turnout to Iceland’s and UN Women’s event to talk about the critical gender crisis in Afghanistan. We must find solutions to fight the institutionalized framework of gender apartheid that faces the women and girls of Afghanistan.

Algorithms are exactly as flawed as their creators, with the same built in gender biases. We have a data gap on women and if the algorithms are mainly designed by men, we need to do everything we can to ensure that new technologies make our world more equal – not unequal

Gorbachev had a great impact on the course of history. The Reykjavik summit in 1986 between him and U.S. President Ronald Reagan marked a turning point in relations between the countries and laid the foundation for the progress in disarmament making the world a safer place.

,Important Days in October

Admire António Guterres relentless efforts to push for more climate action and more ambition to fulfill the 2030 Agenda and a better world. Discussed the role the Wellbeing Economy can play for the future & the fact that gender equality is a precondition for many other SDG‘s

The leadership of PM Jacinda Ardern was one of courage, humanity & compassion. The world needs this type of leadership and she will be missed on the world stage. A powerful role model for women & girls worldwide, I know she will be an inspiration for a new generation of leaders.

The Nordic countries have the opportunity to take the lead in global climate efforts. We’re ready to take on this role. We know that it’s difficult to prioritize, but we must accept our responsibility. We have to show people, and not least the younger generations, that we mean what we say, and that we practice what we preach.

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