Bergþórugata 20, 101, Reykjavik

Femínísk sjálfsvörn / Feminist Self-Defense


Hinsegin gegn kúgun // Queers Against Oppression

An introduction to feminist self-defense (a talk and a short training). No previous experience necessary!

Gender based violence is a prevailing form of oppression towards women and queer people alike (although there are fundamental differences in the way women and queer-identified people get attacked).

Slagtog is a queer-feminist collective which has for a goal to train feminist self-defence.

We reject the idea that practicing self-defence means taking the responsibility away from the perpetrators of violence. It is not the responsibility of the attacked to stop or prevent an aggression, but that doesn’t mean we are not capable to or shouldn’t try to defend ourselves when it comes to it.

We believe that the repeated propaganda about our own powerlessness and incapability to defend ourselves is a patriarchal schema that society uses to keep us from resisting.
And for those of us who do resist, society doesn’t hesitate use its law to deem us guilty of violence.

Accessibility of Andrými:

There is a step before the garden gate and then 5 steps leading to the main entrance, each 17 cm high, door widths in the building vary between 50 cm (upstairs washroom door) and 80 cm (entrance door).

The bathrooms are so far only on the upper floor and in the basement. The door to the meeting room is 75 cm wide (as most other doors in the building). There is no bathroom on the ground floor.

Both washrooms in the building are gender neutral. The event takes place downstairs.