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What is the MiRA Centre?

Are you a woman from a minority background who has been subjected to violence or assault? You can contact the MiRA Centre, which works for the rights of women from minority groups, and against assault.

The MiRA Centre works to improve the living conditions of women from minority groups in Norway.

The centre works against all forms of violence through the following:

  • crisis help and counselling
  • free consultation with a lawyer
  • counselling groups
  • workshops
  • themed evenings
  • courses

You can remain anonymous, i.e. you don’t have to give your name when you contact the MiRA centre. The staff have a duty of confidentiality and are therefore not allowed to share any information about you with others without your consent, or if there is a risk to life and health. Other users of the centre are not allowed to discuss anything concerning your case with others. The MiRA centre can offer an interpreter but employs staff who are conversant in various languages.

You don’t need a referral and can make contact yourself by phone or email, or you can visit the centre. The MiRA Centre employees both permanent staff and volunteers. The staff comprise trained social workers and social scientists who are very knowledgeable about migration, gender, etc.

The service is free.

The MiRA Centre for immigrant and refugee women is a politically independent, non-governmental organisation and is not linked to any religious groups. The MiRA Centre receives funding from central and local government. The centre also runs a number of projects funded by different donors.

The MiRA Centre is based at Storgata 53 A, Oslo.

Telephone +47 22 11 69 20

MiRA Centre’s website

E-mail:  post@mirasenteret.no or krisehjelp@mirasenteret.no


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