IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES OF EMPLOYMENT BASED (EBV)
AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (IPV) IN ICELAND:
In the wake of the #metoo revolution, immigrant women in Iceland shared, for the first time, their experiences of abuse and violence in both intimate partnerships and in workplaces. Their stories reveal underlying factors contributing to gender-based violence and how those intersect with social categories such as race and ethnicity. The published narratives exposed how little research and knowledge there is on immigrant women’s experiences of violence in Iceland.
As a response to this our project has two aims a. to map the level and kinds of employment-based violence (EBV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Iceland; b. to establish a clear understanding and describing EBV and IPV toward women of foreign origin in Iceland.
The research takes place in three stages and is already well under way. The first step is the analysis of the #metoo narratives which immigrant women published in 2018 and key stakeholder interviews with experts who provide services for immigrant women. The second step involves two surveys, one on immigrant women’s experiences of intimate partner violence and the other on immigrant women’s experiences of employment-based violence. The surveys can be accessed on our website from February to June 2023. The last step of our data collection is in depth anonymous interviews with immigrant women who have experienced either IPV or EBV.