|Minister of Social Affairs|
|Born||5 January 1903|
|Died||17 November 1974|
|Political party||Communist Party of Norway|
Kirsten Hansteen (5 January 1903 – 17 November 1974) was the Norwegian appointed Minister of Social Affairs in 1945, and the first ever female member of cabinet in Norway. She represented the Communist Party of Norway. Her husband Viggo Hansteen was executed by the German occupation forces in 1941. She edited the underground resistance paper Kvinnefronten (Women's front) during the German occupation. After the war she founded the journal Kvinnen og Tiden together with Henriette Bie Lorentzen.
- Commire, Anne, ed. (2002). "Hansteen, Kirsten (1903–1974)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Waterford, Connecticut: Yorkin Publications. ISBN 0-7876-4074-3. (subscription required (. ))
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