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.


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.


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




Graduation of the GRÓ GEST fellows of 2022

Returning to its customary spring schedule, GRÓ GEST celebrated the graduation of the 14th GEST cohort. This year´s GEST graduates represent 15 different countries including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Mold...

Field trip to the southeast coast of Iceland

Over the last weekend, the GEST fellows travelled to the southeast coast of Iceland, enjoying the major sites Iceland’s countryside has to offer along the way including the Reynisfjara Black Beach, the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls, and ...

Final Seminar 2022

The semester at the 2022 Gender Equality Studies and Training programme (GRÓ GEST) is coming to an end. Throughout the term, the GRÓ GEST fellows have worked on a final assignment; research papers, research proposals and project proposals, all havi...