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About FOKUS

FOKUS – Forum for Women and Development – is a knowledge and resource center for international women’s issues with an emphasis on the spreading of information and women-centered development cooperation.

FOKUS’ primary goal is to contribute to the improvement of women’s social, economic, and political situation internationally.

As of April 2014, the organization consists of 66 women's organizations and women's committees in political parties, trade unions, and solidarity and aid organizations.

FOKUS receives financial support from the Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) through framework agreements on development and information activities.

In 2005, FOKUS was the beneficiary of the Norwegian national television’s Telethon, whose funds have gone to combating violence against women.

Since 2010 FOKUS has been the Norwegian National Committee for UN Women

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit is FOKUS’ patron.