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.

RIKK and GEST Lecture Series Spring 2020

RIKK and the GEST Programme Lecture Series in spring 2020 is devoted to gender and climate change. The lecture series is held in partnership with the National Museum of Iceland. The lectures take place at noon, usually on Thursdays, in the Museum’s Lecture Hall, and...


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 Lecture Series is held in partnership with the National Museum of Iceland and the lectures are conducted in either English or Icelandic. Program.


Vor 2020

Í fyrirlestrasal Þjóðminjasafns Íslands kl.12-13



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



SOGIE workshop

People who flee persecution because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression (SOGIE) constitute a particularly vulnerable group of migrants in both asylum and in...

Democratic Constitutional Design Summer School

A group of 23 students from Iceland, Russia, Canada, Argentina and the UK took part in a week-long summer school organized by EDDA in cooperation with Democratic Constitutional Design and the Escapes from Modernity project. The group discussed demo...


Congratulations to the 2020 GEST Cohort!

The graduation of the GRÓ GEST class of 2020 was celebrated as 20 fellows graduated with a postgraduate diploma in international gender studies at the University of Iceland.