From Friday afternoon until late Sunday evening this year’s Mela Festival was full of live at Rådhusplassen in Oslo. At The MiRA Centre’s tent this year, there was an information stand, a photo exhibit, free henna painting for children and quizzes in addition to many of our publications on sale.
In association with this years empowerment activities, The MiRA Centre recently held a photo workshop for young girls entitled ”Identity is my strength”. Minority women and young girls in our network individually took photos and created picture series which they felt expressed their individual and unique identities. We are proud of the beautiful and creative pictures that were shown at this year’s Mela Festival. The exhibition, like the workshop, was called “Identity is my strength”.
Recently the Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud Sunniva Ørstavik visited the MiRA Centre. During her visit she made it clear that she intends to reach out to women with the ethnic minority backgrounds and provide them with information about the anti-discrimination law and the role of the Ombud office.
“Speak out!”– What the people wantOn 27 April 2009, The MiRA Centre launched their voting campaign “Speak out!”. As an important part of this campaign, members of the community and relevant Norwegian
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
«MiRA-Senteret 20 år og MiRA-Magasinet 15 år»
I dette dobbeltnummeret på 92 sider kan du bl.a. lese om MiRA-Senterets feiring av kvinnekampen gjennom 20 år i Norge, MiRA-Magasinets 15-årsjubuleum og Fakhra Salimis tildeling av X-plosiv hederspris. Dette er også MiRA-Magasinets siste utgave.
The MiRA Centres Director Fakhra Salimi received the Pakistani Association of Norways Honor Award for her work to improve the quality of life and access to rights for minority women in Norway.
The award was given for her bridge-building work between Pakistan and Norwegian culture together with her efforts to promote Pakistani culture in Norway. In the award announcement, Salimi´s initiative to start The MiRA Centre and the equality work she has accomplished through this organization were specially mentioned as important reasons for her appointment.
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