Employability & Muslim Women in Scotland

Date: 12:00 PM, 20th Mar 2017

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel (view on map)

  • Muslim women are 71% more likely to be unemployed than white Christian counterparts with comparable levels of educational attainment.


  • Many Muslim women in Britain face a “triple penalty” impacting on their job prospects – being women, being from an ethnic minority and being Muslim.

According to recent research and our experiences of leading and delivering employability work, reasons for high unemployment rates amongst Muslim women include; discrimination and Islamophobia, stereotyping, pressure from traditional families and insufficient role models.

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.

Our half day session will include roundtable discussions and the following speakers:

Jamie Hepburn MSP – The Minister for Employability & Training

Dr Khadijah Elshayyal – Alwaleed Centre, author of ‘Scottish Muslims in Numbers’

Dr Nabil Khattab – University of Bristol, author of multiple papers including ‘Ethno – religious identities and persisting penalties in the UK labour market’.

**Please note there is a cost attached for delegates to attend the event (details in link below).


For further information please contact  or call 0141 212 8420.


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