The Norwegian Women’s Lobby (NWL) works to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls. NWL is an umbrella organization for the Norwegian women’s rights and women’s organizations, and was founded in 2014. NWL has ten member organizations.
Our aim is to promote women’s human rights, based on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action and other fundamental international agreements. The establishment of the Norwegian Women’s Lobby was in accordance with the recommendations of the government-appointed Gender Equality Commission of 2010, which was chaired by Hege Skjeie. The Norwegian Women’s Lobby is modelled after the Swedish Women’s Lobby. Our member organizations constitute the core of the women’s movement of Norway and have been championing women’s human rights since 1884.
The Executive Board is the political leadership of NWL. The Expert Committee is an independent body of experts tasked with making policy recommendations in fields that affect women and girls and gender equality. NWL prepares shadow reports on Norway’s implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to the CEDAW Committee.
The member organizations are:
- WILPF Norway
- Legal Advice for Women
- Secretariat of the Shelter Movement
- Women’s Front of Norway
- Feminist Group Ottar
- Nordic Women’s University
- MiRA Resource Centre for Black, Immigrant and Refugee Women
- Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights
- Norwegian Female Lawyers’ Association
- Sámi Women’s Network