Marit Nybakk was elected President of IAW’s Norwegian affiliate, the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights (NKF), at the NKF national convention in Oslo on 21 May 2016. She succeeds Margunn Bjørnholt, who has served as NKF President since 2013 and who is also a member of the IAW board.
Marit Nybakk is the current First Vice-President of the Norwegian Parliament, and was President of the Nordic Council in 2013. She is currently the longest-serving member of parliament in Norway. As the deputy of Gro Harlem Brundtland, she became a substitute member of parliament in 1986 when Brundtland became Prime Minister, and has been reelected seven times as a member of parliament for the Oslo constituency.
Former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland was also named an honorary member of NKF at this year’s national convention.