#Játak is a shout out of encouragement to candidates for city, town and local governments to consider diversity, safeguard the equal rights of all genders and put together ballots that represent the diverse spectrum in our society.
The government´s municipality development plan, which sponsors the #JÁTAK initiative, states that it´s important to maintain equal proportions of genders in the local municipal governments and endorse a diverse group of people to take part in local politics. That´s the reason for this initiative, #JÁTAK is an endorsement of equality and diversity.
Our aim with the coordinated effort of #Játak, is to increase diversity in the candidacies for local governing bodies. We need to ensure that as many genders, people of different ages and backgrounds are united in developing progress in society.
#Játak is an initiative on behalf of the Directorate of Equality and the Prime Minister’s Office in collaboration with the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, the Ministry of Transport and Local Government, the Multicultural Information Centre, and the Association of Icelandic Municipalities.
Let´s vote for equality this spring!