Margunn BjørnholtDr Margunn Bjørnholt was the 30th President of the Norwegian Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights from 2013 to 2016. She is a sociologist and a Research Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS). She is an expert on gender-based violence, work, family and gender equality, men and masculinities, and migration. She has a broad background as an academic, a civil servant, a consultant and a leader in the NGO sector, and has formerly worked at the Regional Development Fund, the National Institute of Technology, the Work Research Institute, the University of Oslo and as Director of Policy and Social Research AS. She has served as a national expert on gender equality to the European Commission and as a member of the Norwegian delegation to the 59th and 60th sessions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). She was the first President of the Norwegian Women’s Lobby, the umbrella organisation of the Norwegian women’s movement, from 2014 to 2016.

Preceded by: Torild Skard
Succeeded by: Marit Nybakk