The fund will cover legal costs and potential damages that women may be sentenced to pay for discussing gender-based violence publicly.
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Further Information

Women who engage in public debate on gender-based violence in Iceland put their reputation at risk and can expect their credibility being questioned and their stories and experiences being diminished.

There are numerous examples of women's safety not being taken seriously within the Icelandic legal system, cases of violence against women and rape are often dropped and most sentences are mild and probationary.

Women who refuse this status quo and express their concern about the injustice are at risk of being severely harassed or even sued for damages. Critical criticism of the system is redefined as vigilantism and condemned as lawlessness. It is important that those who talk about their experiences or support victims of abuse are not silenced in this way.

The Free Speech Fund is intended to reduce the pressure on women who stand against this abusive system and to ensure that financial concerns are not added to the mental and emotional pressures of talking about gender-based violence. Our goal with the fund is to offer financial support to minimize the costs put on women who will not be silenced. The money will go towards legal bills and possible damages that women are sentenced to pay for discussing gender-based violence and rape culture.

By participating and contributing to the Free Speech Fund, you support the fight against gender-based violence and participate in building solidarity with victims and those who speak on their behalf in a public domain. With time, we hope to force the judicial system to change how they deal with cases regarding gender-based violence and rape.

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Seeking funding

This project will only be funded if €20000 or more is pledged before 2019-07-22 00:00 UTC.


Fund this project

€20,701

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7

days to go.

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