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Social and Economic Integration of British Muslim Women

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House of Lords

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The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to a discussion on the social and economic integration of British Muslim women

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It is important to discuss what drives social and economic exclusion among British Muslim women. Levels of female unemployment continue to be stubbornly high within the UK’s Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities – the country’s two largest Muslim-majority ethnic minority groups. In addition to this, birthrates remain relatively high within such communities – comfortably above the national average. These long-standing trends raise important questions over the social integration and socio-economic empowerment of Muslim women in the British context. To what extent are ultra-conservative gender roles acting as a roadblock to social inclusion and economic empowerment? Is patriarchal hierarchy a genuine problem within British Muslim communities? Are our political leaders doing enough to facilitate the integration of British Muslim women into the social and economic spheres of life?

PANELLISTS:

Nimco Ali

Co-Founder and Director, Daughters of Eve

Emma Fox

Research Fellow at Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism, HJS

THIRD PANELLIST:

Iram Ramzan

Journalist, The Sunday Times

CHAIR:

Baroness Falkner of Margravine

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