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.

The award was given out on Pakistan´s National Day on the 14th of August with key politicians and culture personalities from Norway and Pakistan in attendance.