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New government mobile app aims to better integrate refugees in Denmark

It contains information about rights relating to sexuality, education and employment

The app will help refugees understand their legal rights in Denmark, says the minister for education, Ellen Trane Nørby (photo: iStock)
June 27th, 2016 1:55 pm| by Shifa Rahaman

A new app to help refugees find their footing in Denmark has just been launched by the government.

It contains information about the rights Denmark affords its men, women and children with respect to equality, sexuality, education and employment, and can be accessed in six languages: English, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Turkish and Danish.

Education about equality and democracy
The app, which is part of the government’s integration efforts, aims to educate refugees about equality and democratic freedoms.

“The app is not meant to stand alone – it goes hand-in-hand with teaching in asylum centres in both equality and human rights in Danish society, so the people coming to Denmark get a sense of what we expect them to know,” the minister for children, education and gender equality, Ellen Trane Nørby, told DR.

Easy way to understand legislation 
The app aims to provides an easy way for newcomers to understand their legal rights in Denmark.

“Now there’s an easy way to find legislation in Denmark if, for example, you have been subjected to violence, if you want a divorce, or if you experience any other kind of oppression,” she said.