Your opportunity to contribute to the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry on Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK

From the Parliamentary Outreach Service

The Women and Equalities Select Committee has launched an inquiry into employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK.

Muslims face some of the highest rates of unemployment and low pay of any group. They are also underrepresented in professional roles. We want to hear your views about what we can do to tackle discrimination in the workplace and increase opportunities for all.

Some of the questions we’ll be looking at include:

• How common is discrimination against Muslims at work, and what forms does it take?
• What are the specific challenges facing Muslim women at work?
• Why are Muslims under-represented in professional roles?
• Are there barriers that make it harder for people from Muslim communities to access training or employment support?

We also want to hear your solutions and what you think we should be recommending to Government. You can send us by following this link:

Women and Equalities Committee: Evidence submission page

Please send your evidence on any of these questions by Sunday 28 February 2016.

About the Women and Equalities Select Committee

The Women and Equalities Committee was appointed by the House of Commons on 3 June 2015 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Equalities Office (GEO).

The role of the Committee
The membership of the Committee

Find out more about this inquiry on Parliament’s website:

Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK inquiry – scope, terms of reference, latest evidence
Committee to look at employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK- news item

About House of Commons Select Committees

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