Microaggression is the sum of remarks, derogatory comments, and negative reminders about being different. Disabled people In Norway are harmed by microaggression although the extent is not known. The project will develop knowledge about the forms of microaggression that affects young people with disabilities or chronic diseases. This has not been investigated before in Norway. International studies have shown links between microaggression and reduced mental health and social participation. The aim is to map expressions and forms of microaggression and study any consequences for the individual and for society.
The aim of this research project is to further develop the knowledge of society's efforts against violence, violations and discrimination. Researchers from Fafo, Nordland Research Institute and NOVA/OsloMet collaborate on the accomplichment. The project will be carried out in 2022-2025 on behalf of The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir).
In recent months, voluntary organizations have experienced an increase in the number of people seeking help to fulfil basic needs. In this project, we will examine the development in the use of the Salvation Army's food distribution in three Norwegian cities. Through registrations, interviews with those who distribute food and interviews with those lining up to receive food, we will explore how the situation has changed regarding how many people seek such emergency help, as well as what characterizes those who receive support.