Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights

The Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights (NKF) was founded by Gina Krog and Hagbart Berner in 1884 and works for gender equality and the rights of all girls and women. NKF is inclusive, intersectional, non-partisan and open to everyone regardless of gender, and aims to represent the interests of all those who identify as girls and women.

NKF works to promote gender equality and the rights of all girls and women through constructive political and legal reforms rooted in liberal democracy. NKF’s basic principle is that everyone regardless of gender should have the same rights and opportunities in society. NKF works to eliminate attitudes, laws and regulations that are discriminatory towards girls and women and which prevent gender equality. NKF works for women’s political rights, legal equality and representation of women in politics, for equal education, working life and economic justice, for strengthening women’s perspectives in foreign, security and development policy, for sexual and reproductive rights, against violence against women, and for LGBT+ rights.

NKF emphazises constructive cooperation with the government on law and policy formulation and participation in international forums such as the UN. NKF’s logo is a stylized sunflower, the symbol of the liberal women’s movement in the U.S. and Norway from the 19th century. NKF is a member of the International Alliance of Women.