Religion

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It is our experience that many minority women and girls face prejudices related to their religious beliefs and practices when dealing with various institutions in the labour market and society at large. These women

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International Network

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The MiRA Centre is involved in international humanitarian aid work, international advocacy work, cooperative work and network building. We take a stance on international matters that concern women, especially

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Employment and work environment

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Even though overall unemployment levels in Norway have gone down for both the ethnic Norwegian population and among minority groups over the last few years, the ratio of unemployed minorities to unemployed Norwegians

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School and education

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The MiRA Centre offers many courses and lectures across the country regarding the school situation of young girls with minority backgrounds. We also invite school classes to The MiRA Centre to theme-based

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Female Sexuality

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A large group of women who use our services is young girls with minority background – and many of their inquiries are about issues attached to sexuality. An important focus for us is prevention activities that

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Mental Health

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Mental health is often closely connected to social relationships, lifestyle, economic conditions and family relations. Moving to a new country means losing one’s social network, and for many people it also means

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Forced Marriages

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The MiRA Centre puts a strong focus on efforts to prevent forced marriage. Due to an ever-increasing need and growing public attention towards the issue, The MiRA Centre created its own network for young girls with

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Violence Against Women

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Violence against women is not a “woman’s problem” – just as it is not a “private matter”. It is a community’s problem. Since its inception, The MiRA Centre has fought for minority women’s right

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Family Situation

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Women with ethnic minority backgrounds often contact The MiRA Centre in order to seek advice regarding family-related issues. These issues could be related to choice of spouse, marriage, divorce, custody rights of a

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Culture and Identity

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Individuals in todays culturally complex society often hold complex and compound identities. “Who am I?” and “Where do I call home?” are some of the questions we all ask ourselves at some point in our

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