The Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights (Norsk Kvinnesaksforening, NKF) is Norway’s oldest and preeminent women’s and girls’ rights organisation. NKF is dedicated to eliminating attitudes, laws and regulations that are discriminatory towards women and girls and which prevent gender equality. NKF was founded on the initiative of Gina Krog in 1884 by 171 prominent women and men, including half a dozen Norwegian Prime Ministers. NKF has successfully campaigned for women’s right to education, the right to vote, the right to work and the establishment of what is now the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud.

NKF is non-partisan and broadly representative of the political spectrum, and has always been open to women and men. NKF has branches in several Norwegian cities.

Former Supreme Court Justice Karin M. Bruzelius has served as President of NKF since 2018. For our executive board, see here.

NKF is a member of the International Alliance of Women (IAW), an NGO with general consultative status with UN ECOSOC, of the Norwegian Women’s Lobby, an umbrella organisation for Norwegian women’s organisations, and of the Forum for Women and Development, a cooperation forum for organisations involved in development issues in the Global South.


E-mail: post (at)

Postal address:
Norsk Kvinnesaksforening
Pb. 8901 Youngstorget
0028 Oslo

Office address:
Majorstuveien 39

Contact persons

Karin M. Bruzelius, President

NKF's offices in Majorstuen in central Oslo

NKF’s offices in Majorstuen in central Oslo