Gry Larsen joined CARE International in January 2015 after serving as a State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As State Secretary she worked on a range of development, humanitarian and security issues, including human rights, conflict resolution and disarmament, the UN and global health. Gry was actively involved with the government’s work on strengthening efforts on girls and women’s rights and gender equality, specifically within the area of Women, Peace and Security.
Her political career started when she became active in the Norwegian Labour Youth, and she served as the President of the Norwegian Labour Youth from 2002 until 2006. She was also Political Adviser for the Foreign Minister before she was appointed State Secretary in 2009. Her academic background is in History and Norwegian and International Politics.