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Employability & Muslim Women in Scotland
Mon 20 March 2017, 12:00 – 16:00 GMT
"British Muslim women are around 70% more likely to be looking unsuccessfully for work"
Many Muslim women in Britain face a "triple penalty" impacting on their job prospects - being women, being from an ethnic minority and being Muslim.
Amina is hosting an exciting and thought provoking event, bringing together mainstream and other employability providers to facilitate discussion, create new partnerships and work together to foster best practice, ensuring services are inclusive of the employability needs of Muslim women.
According to various research and our experiences of leading and delivering employability work, reasons of high unemployment rates amongst Muslim women include: discrimination and Islamophobia, stereotyping, pressure from traditional families and insufficient role models across employment.
Our half day session will include roundtable discussions and the following speakers:
Jamie Hepburn MSP - Minister for Employability & Training
Dr Khadijah Elshayyal - Alwaleed Centre, author of 'Scottish Muslims in Numbers'
Dr Nabil Khattab - University of Bristol and Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, author of multiple papers including 'Ethno - religious identities and persisting penalties in the UK labour market'.