Iceland Airwaves 2015 Radio Documentary Preview: Domestic Abuse Abroad (LISTEN)

Stay tuned right here for our Iceland Airwaves 2015 final radio documentary, which will air at noon CT on Saturday, January 9th and during our encore presentation on Sunday, January 10th at 7 p.m. CT on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, check out a teaser from one of the cultural stories the students culled at Airwaves and produced below for the final radio documentary. Check out previews, reviews and more on our Iceland Airwaves 2015 home page.

Iceland is known for being a country with little to no violence. The murder rate is almost nonexistent. Violent crimes are rare, but domestic abuse is an ugly shadow in Iceland just like it is in Chicago and elsewhere in the world. Iceland is taking it head on, attempting to put into place policies that will help both victims and perpetrators of this crime.I spoke to Guðrún Jónsdóttir from Stígamót, Margrét Steinarsdóttir from The Human Rights Centre, and Guðríður Bolladóttir from The Ministry of Welfare discuss how to end domestic abuse, and along the way give a few pointers for how other places can end it, too.

For a sneak peak into this final story, here’s Guðrún Jónsdóttir Stigamót from  a counseling center for survivors of sexual abuse and violence talking about how women need to stand beside each other. 


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