Prevention of forced marriage constitutes an important priority area for the MiRA-Centre. As a result of an increasing need in addition to the growing focus on the issue, the MiRA-Centre already in 1996 established a separate network for young girls from minority backgrounds. Since then, we have targeted efforts to highlight and combat issues related to forced marriage faced by young minority women. Pressure, physical and mental violence from family members and poor communication between the generations are examples of this.

The MiRA-Centre’s holistic work in relation to forced marriage includes both prevention and attitude-creating work, as well as urgent immediate measures. This is work carried out through crisis assistance and counselling services, offers of individual and group conversations with the MiRA-Centre’s own therapists, as well as activities that focus self-development and awareness. Information dissemination to other parties concerned is also important, including to public employees and to parents and other families.

If you fear forced marriage, have been married off against your will, need a counselling call, or want support to get out of a difficult situation – you are welcome to contact the MiRA Centre. Send us an e-mail on:

The MiRA-Centre is a knowledge bank in various minority issues, offering training, lectures and consultancy services based on our areas of expertise. If you would like to hear more about these offers, or would like to book such services, please contact us on