RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference is a leading institute in the field of women’s, gender and equality research in Iceland. Founded in 1991, RIKK promotes interdisciplinary gender research and the dissemination of research results and information.

Keynote: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Keynote: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun, will give a keynote talk in the Large Hall of Háskólabíó / University Cinema on Friday 10 September at 14.00. The lecture is a part of The Reykjavík International Literary...

Reykjavík Dialogue International Conference

Reykjavík Dialogue International Conference

The Reykjavík Dialogue is an international event that is held both virtually and in-person in Harpa Reykjavík, if conditions allow, to support activist leadership, with victim-survivors centre stage. It is hosted by the Icelandic government in co-operation with the...


The RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference Lecture Series allows scholars to present and discuss new research in the field of gender and equality studies. The lecture series aims for an interdisciplinary approach with diverse themes and topics. The lecture series in spring is organized in cooperation with the GEST Programme. The lectures are at noon, usually on Thursdays at the lecture hall of the National Museum of Iceland. The lectures are conducted in either English or Icelandic.

Spring 2022


National Museum of Iceland



RIKK organises conferences, symposiums and other events in the field.




GRÓ GEST 2021 - Year in Review

Yet another year has passed at the GRÓ GEST. The GEST team is thankful for having been able to continue GEST' main activities despite the pandemic, including the postgraduate programme.

Season's Greetings 2021!

The GRÓ GEST programme sends its warmest holiday greetings and wishes for a happy new year!

Congratulations to the GRÓ GEST class of 2021!

GRÓ GEST celebrated the graduation of 20 fellows, who were awarded a postgraduate diploma in international gender studies from the University of Iceland. The fellows come from 15 countries: China, Egypt, Kenya, India, Iraq (Kurdistan), Malawi, Mexi...