The suffering of Muslim women in finding work at UK

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.



Myanmar Rohingya: When will the killing and displacement stop?

Myanmar Rohingya: When will the killing and displacement stop?

The Rohingya are people in Myanmar lived at Rakhine state on the west coast and are considered an ethnic minority in the country, With the coming to power of the army, the authorities began a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims in the country.

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar suffer persecution and murder by the authorities, and in a detailed report by Al Jazeera that hundreds of families were killed, and bodies burned, in addition to the houses were completely burned. A spokesman for the human rights organisation said the army had destroyed several villages and there were many wounded without help, adding that there were many reports of escalating violence.

Meanwhile, the army-backed authorities are conducting an ethnic cleansing operation in Rakhine state through massive displacement of the population as hundreds of thousands have fled to Bangladesh near the border. The BBC reports that migrants arrive every day at Kutupalong camp, the largest camp in Bangladesh, where living conditions are poor. The Human Rights Commission announced that migrants arrive at the camp without any property and have difficulty finding safe drinking water or any shelter. In this context, satellite images taken in 2017 show sabotage and the destruction of villages completely, however we see that there is a clearance of ethnic orientation of Muslims despite widespread condemnations.

Despite the authorities’ refusal to regard Rohingya Muslims as illegal citizens of the country, in 2017 we saw the world silent and failing, especially the Nobel Peace Prize laureates, how the president of the country Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I can say that this award is a great honour and encourage the authorities to kill and displace. On the other hand, Aung San Suu Kyi stated that she did not know who was responsible for the Rohingya crisis and that she would try to investigate to find out who was responsible, where she was defending her prize. Although many human rights organizations have called for the withdrawal of the Nobel Prize, these attempts have been rejected and the committee is considered a prize give to Aung San Suu Kyi for spreading democracy in the past. So, I believe that peace in the future will be through tyrants and murderers.

In the end I believe that Muslims have become the weak side of this world, and with more than one million Rohingya Muslims I have never seen any real reaction from the silent world. Today we see that the Rohingya Muslims are not considered citizens of Myanmar. Muslims are deprived of civil and social rights and are further deprived of education and restricted in the movement.