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?
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Demonstration with street theater, Saturday, March 6, 2010:
Freedom from Condemning Glances!
Racialised women claim their rights in the public spaces
How should we dress, behave, or even just be
The information in this fact sheet is based on official, Norwegian statistics, most of which is published by Statistics Norway (SSB), an independent institution under the Ministry of Finance.
In this document, we have used the official terminologies from SSB, such as first and second generation immigrants. The available, official data on the living conditions for black, immigrant and refugee women in Norway is extremely insufficient. The available information does, however, show that minority women are disadvantaged in most areas of society. The current situation, as presented by the numbers and the available, official data, and of course as experienced by minority women is far less than satisfying. Daily, black, immigrant and refugee women experience racism, discrimination and xenophobia in the Norwegian society.