Why? because at 14:38 – the time in an eight-hour day from which they effectively stop being paid for their work (gender pay gap of 18%) – before gathering in front of parliament to call for more to be done to close the gap, reported Iceland Review. This is inspite of Iceland being the highest ranking country in the world for gender equality.
The demonstration, Women's Day Off, is backed by women's organisations and unions and was first held more than 40 years ago on the 24th of October 1975.
More than 90% of Iceland's women refused to work, cook or look after children during the original protest to highlight their crucial role in society.