Karin Stoltenberg

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Karin Stoltenberg , b. Heiberg (born November 23, 1931 ; † October 17, 2012 ), was a Norwegian politician ( Ap ) and geneticist . She was State Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Shipping from 1986 to 1987 and in the Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1988 to 1989 as well as head of department in the Ministry of Children and Family .

As a ministerial official, Karin Stoltenberg exerted significant influence on Norwegian family policy , which developed from the 1970s. She wrote u. a. a landmark memorandum for parliament on women's rights to self-determined abortion. She is also one of the pioneers of the progressive Equal Opportunities and Partnership Act.

She was married to Thorvald Stoltenberg since 1957 and is the mother of the politician Jens Stoltenberg and the epidemiologist Camilla Stoltenberg .

Individual evidence

  1. Karin Stoltenberg is dead (norw.) Website of the Norwegian television network NRK, accessed on October 17, 2012