Who we are

KVINFO is Denmark’s knowledge centre for gender and equality. On this page you will find information about KVINFO as an organisation.

International work

KVINFO’s international work for gender justice takes place in the Middle East and North Africa, which is often called the MENA region, and in Eastern Europe and Caucasus . We currently work in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Ukraine and Georgia.

Read more about KVINFO’s international work via this link.

KVINFO works at the crossroads between knowledge, politics and practice. As a knowledge centre for gender and equality, we create an overview over research and knowledge on the field and bring this knowledge into play broadly to decision-makers, media, companies, organisations and the public in Denmark and internationally. We interpreter knowledge into change by developing tools and solutions to specific challenges related to gender.

We see it as our commitment to create public value, for example, pointing out and responding to significant societal challenges that relate to gender and equality directly or where knowledge about gender is a key to creating change.


KVINFO’s vision is a free and equal society. By free is meant a society in which structures, norms and stereotypes about gender support individuals in living out their full potential. By equal is meant equal opportunities and rights to participate on equal footing in society, irrespective of gender.


KVINFO’s mission is to operate on a foundation of knowledge to qualify societal discourse and change and promote gender equality in a contemporary context, both nationally and internationally. We contribute to norm, cultural and structural changes through the development and use of tools, knowledge dissemination and advocacy

The letters in KVINFO stand for: gender, knowledge, information and research.

Employees and teams

KVINFO is a self-governing institution with its own board. The day-to-day management is handled by director Henriette Laursen.

KVINFO has 40 employees who work in these five teams on a daily basis:

Knowledge Team
International Team
Mentor Network
Policy and Communication

Here you can see an organization chart.