Mot Offentlig Diskriminering (Instituition Against Public Discrimination)
is a non-profit, non-partisan organization located in Oslo, Norway.
We were founded in 1992 and we are financed by the Norwegian Parliament.
Our main work focuses on promoting civil and human rights as well
as equal opportunities for cultural/racial minorities and immigrants
who are residing in Norway.
Our main objectives
fall into the following categories:
We provide information,
advice, and assistance to organisations and instituitions in the area
of race relations. Serve as an ombudsman against instituitional discrimination
and alleged breaches of civil and human rights in Norway.
the central and local government's rules/policies and the implementation
of these rules/policies in relationship to minorities and immigrants.
problems and engage the leadership of the various instituitions in
Norway who have the power to make positive changes in regards to minorities
and immigrants. Because of this role, the situation can sometimes
be of a political nature, thus making it necessary for us to engage
with politicians and/or political parties.
We give direct
assistance to people who find themselves in difficulties or who have
faced discrimination from the government or state instituitions. Legal
aid is also a part of this assistance.
We offer government
and private instituitions strategic development with regards to diversity
management. This includes minority, cultural, social/political and