With the remarkable development in various fields of science and technology, and through my research on the subject of work in Britain I noticed that there is a lack of interest in the British labour market, especially work for Muslim women where through my research I found a gap in finding the right job and suffering in getting a job.
In recent years, Muslim women in Britain have begun to go to education in order to get a suitable job and stand by men and reduce the male power in the exclusivity in the field of work. In an article in the Guardian newspaper, I found that there was a challenge for Muslim women to get a job and that suffering has increased in recent years with the sharpening tone of some politicians and likening Muslim women to black boxes, these statements encouraged the concept of Islamophobia, which made a negative impact on work Muslim women in British society.
On the other hand, a report issued by the Institute of Politics and Research IPPR noted that Muslim women, especially Pakistani and Bangladeshi after the completion of the university face difficulties in the labour market, in addition to cultural constraints and lack of support for employment, while the report acknowledged that some organizations that train Muslim women such as Shantona which is women centre in Leeds while this centre are equipping them with skills for the labour market, but these organizations have failed due to lack of financial and authoritarian support. In this sense, society should seek to realize the aspiration of Muslim women and give them an active role in building an equal society in the labour market.
In another article in The Independent newspaper, this article highlights the disparity in employment for Muslim women as there are differences in employment. In a study by Dr. Nabil Khattab, a lecturer at the University of Bristol, and at the annual sociology conference in Glasgow, the study showed that 70 percent of Muslim women in Britain are looking for work without utility. The study concluded that the unemployment rate was 18 per cent among women Muslim, while the rate was as low as 9 per cent for Hindu women and 4 per cent for white women. These varying percentages are due to poor English and may be due to employer discrimination. The article added, however, that religious background and headscarves could be a major cause of discrimination against Muslim women in the labour market.
In a similar article in INCE website, the government explained in a 2016 report on employment opportunities for Muslim women in Britain where the goal was to investigate barriers and the report noted that unemployment is very high compared to other segments of society despite Muslim women receiving the same education and qualifications. The report pointed out that there are factors that helped to portray Muslim women as not suitable for work, where the factor of cold weather and the inability to travel because of family and children, while this factor does not exist in white women, in the end the report indicates that employers should provide a suitable environment for Muslim women and give educational courses to employees, On the other hand this is a positive step by the government where it will eliminate discrimination and create the principle of equality.
Finally, I can say that as Muslim women grow, there must be organizations that help prepare Muslim women to work, in addition to setting standards of equality for employment away from racism and discrimination.