The MiRA Resource Centre for Black, Immigrant and Refugee women is a non-governmental organization for minority women in Norway. The MiRA Centre is politically independent and is not associated with any religious
Likestilling og likeverd, MiRA-Senterets etiske retningslinjerMiRA-Senteret er en ikke-statlig organisasjon som er religiøst og partipolitisk uavhengig. Prinsippene om likeverd, likestilling og solidaritet ligger
Norwegian PENs award for progressive contributions to freedom of speech, the Ossietzky Award, was given on Monday 19th December to Fakhra Salimi. This year’s award winner has lived in Norway since she was 20 years old – more than half her life. She has been a strong voice that has fought hard not to be identified as a victim, and has revealed to Norwegian society a diversity of experiences from the world of minority women, a world that until now the majority of people only superficially were aware of.
The MiRA Centres director, Fakhra Salimi has today received the National Associations People’s Health Award for her longstanding work with immigrant and refugee women in Norway.
The MiRA Resource Centre for immigrant and refugee women has received the Laksov Award for their work against racism and gender-based discrimination and for human rights advocacy.
The MiRA Centres director Fakhra Salimi was today presented with the Professional Organizations Central Associations Equality Award for 1999. The award presentation is based on Salimis “active and fearless efforts” for women with refugee and immigrant backgrounds. The award will “stimulate increased efforts in the work to promoted equality between men and women and to give recognition to those who are involved in this type of work”.