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Iceland's Prime Minister Joins Women's Equal Pay Walk-Out

Katrin Jakobsdottir
Katrin JakobsdottirPhotographer: Tatyana Zenkovich/AFP via Getty Images

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir was among scores of Icelandic women who walked out of their workplaces on Wednesday to protest against wage inequality and sexual harassment.

The demonstration, organized by various unions and rights’ groups, saw women leave office desks and factory floors at precisely 2:55 p.m. The time was chosen because it’s equivalent to them working for 74 percent of a standard 9-5 day, reflecting the fact that women earn on average 26 percent less than men.