2021 was the year of digital technology. When the UN Millennium Development Goals for Sustainable Development (MDG 2000 – 2015) put poverty and inequality among the world population on the agenda, marginalised groups remained at the bottom of the development scale. With increasing digitalisation, the gap between the poor and the rich has widened, and the lack of access to digital technologies for many has exacerbated existing social and economic disparities.
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In the discourse on multicultural Norway, the situation of racialized minority women is often interpreted in terms of the women’s culture of origin, even though these cultures may no longer have a direct impact on their daily lives in Norway. Can one create trust and feelings of belonging among minorities if they lack access to fundamental rights in the country in which they live?
For the past 30 years, we have had many cases related to sexual oppression. Therefore, we are pleased to launch a new nationwide campaign, “My body – My rights,» adapted to the current situation and needs. Feel free to contact us for more information and to order promotional materials.
The MiRA center launched its first-anniversary book #Myeverydaystruggle on March 5th, 2019 in a series of several publications planned on the occasion of MiRA ’s 30th anniversary. The book represents racialized minority women’s voices, where they convey their stories from their perspectives. The MiRA Center wants to shed light on the issues that the racialized minority women’s movement has fought for several decades.
– I don’t want to talk only about asylum and migration. Racialised women are not just migrants or asylum seekers. Let’s talk about the multi-dimensional struggle for women’s rights. Let’s talk about
The MiRA Resource Centre for Black, Immigrant and Refugee Womenwill be hosting the seminar ”A life in exile – women and children fleeing war and conflict” at Litteraturhuset Monday February 22th from 11.00 to
Amina Wadud, the prominent Muslim scholar, a strong voice for Muslim women’s rights and a writer of “Inside the Gender Jihad: Reform in Islam” is coming to Oslo. MiRA Center invites you to a national
– As states close their borders to migration, the difference between asylum seekers and migrants has been blurred. This opens for prioritising policies on economy and immigration over these group’s human
The Norwegian Government appointed a committee in august 2009 to provide more knowledge about how the Norwegian welfare model works in a time of increased immigration and emigration. The Committee presented its report and their conclusions regarding the future of the Norwegian welfare model in relation to immigration on the 10th of May 2011. The MiRA Centre views the rapport as an important contribution in the formation of future policies regarding immigration and integration, but do, at the same time, worry about the way women with ethnic minority background are portrayed in the rapport and consider some of the suggested solutions to be injurious to the rights of women.
An opportunity to debate and discuss Islamic Feminism with Harvard Professor and author Leila Ahmad, Director of The MiRA Centre Fakhra Salimi and other leading feminist scholars.
DATE: Friday 3. December, 9.00-16.30
LOCATION: Oslo Plaza Hotel (Sonia Henies plass 3, Oslo)