Icelandic Minister of Education and Culture Illugi Gunnarsson and Aþena Vigdís Eggertsdóttir, Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir´s granddaughter, opened a new webpage for Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir in the Aula of the University of Iceland on Wednesday 27 January.
The webpage www.vigdis.is retraces the life and work of Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first female President in the world to be elected democratically and role model for women and girls worldwide ever since. The webpage is available in five languages, English, Danish, French, German and Icelandic. More languages will follow.
The webpage was created with the support from the Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture and the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the 100 years anniversary of women´s suffrage in Iceland in 2015.
Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland, opened the ceremony which was conducted by Auður Hauksdóttir, Director of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute. Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir adressed the attendance.