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Muslim Immigrants In Norway Take Compulsory Classes On Women's Rights

The classes are designed to help immigrants learn about Norwegian attitudes towards sex and women's rights.
Translator Callas Moustapha (L) looks on as teacher Linda Hagen delivers a lecture to Syrian asylum seekers at a one-day cour
Translator Callas Moustapha (L) looks on as teacher Linda Hagen delivers a lecture to Syrian asylum seekers at a one-day course to prevent sexual violence at a reception centre for asylum seekers in Naerboe, Norway, January 19, 2016.

Every asylum seeker in Norway must attend classes on female rights and respect for women. The lessons were made compulsory after a string of sex attacks by immigrants in the western city of Stavanger. With exclusive access to a class in action in the town of Moi, 65 miles south-east of Stavanger, Jenny Kleeman meets the students and asks whether western values can really be taught in a classroom.

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