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 works to promote gender equality and women’s and girls’ human rights within the framework of liberal democracy and through political and legal reform. NKF is non-partisan and broadly representative of the democratic political spectrum, and has always been open to women and men. NKF has branches in several Norwegian cities.
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) kvinnesak.no
Anne Hege Grung, President