Executive Board

The Executive Board is the political leadership of the Norwegian Women’s Lobby.

Ragnhild Hennum – President

Ragnhild Hennum is Professor of Public Law and Director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo, and is a former Pro-Rector (Vice President) of the University of Oslo. Her research fields are criminal law, criminal procedure and sociology of law, and she is an expert inter alia on child sexual abuse, sexual violence in general and forced marriage. She chaired the government-appointed Commission on Compensation for Victims of Violence (Voldsoffererstatningsutvalget) and was a member of the Commission on Rape (Voldtektsutvalget) and the Commission on the Use of Juries in Criminal Proceedings (Juryutvalget). Hennum is chair of the board of Oslo Women’s Shelter and deputy board member of Lovdata.

Stina Bergsten – Board Member

Stina Bergsten is an adviser at the Norwegian Union of General Workers and has formerly worked at the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women in New York. She is a board member of the Women’s Front of Norway.

Lone Alice Johansen – Board Member

Lone Alice Johansen is senior adviser and head of information at the Secretariat of the Shelter Movement. She has formerly been senior adviser at the Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association. She has a master’s degree in social psychology.

Rachel Eapen Paul – Board Member

Rachel Eapen Paul is Policy Director for Gender-Based Violence with the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud. Her work focuses on immigrant women, human trafficking, forced marriages and violence against women. She has led several aid programs aimed at women and girls in the Middle East funded by the Norwegian government, and was Program Manager for the Norwegian Church Aid’s Capacity Building, Democracy and Human Rights program for Iraq. She is a board member of Legal Advice for Women (JURK) and Oslo Women’s Shelter, and was a member of the government-appointed Commission on Violence against Women (Kvinnevoldsutvalget). She has a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Madras (India) and a cand.polit. degree in criminology from the University of Oslo.

Khansa Asghar Ali – First Alternate Board Member

Khansa Asghar Ali is an adviser at the MiRA Resource Centre for Black, Immigrant and Refugee Women.

Gudrun Eliissá E. Lindi – Second Alternate Board Member

Gudrun Eliissá E. Lindi is a board member of the Sámi Women’s Network.

Bjørg Ofstad – Third Alternate Board Member

Bjørg Ofstad is a member of the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights.

Former members of the Executive Board