• Wednesday, December 07, 2022

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Pakistani and Bangladeshi women earn less than their peers

More needs to be done to help Muslim women into the workplace

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Women from an Asian Muslim background should be offered childcare subsidies to help them tackle workplace discrimination, according to the chair of the Muslim Women’s Network. Shaista Gohir was responding to a Social Mobility Commission report which analysed school performance and career prospects along ethnic, gender and socioeconomic lines. It found that British Asian students, particularly Bangladeshi and Pakistani girls, are more likely than ever to succeed in school. However, this success is not translating into opportunity as they enter the labour market. Alan Milburn, chair of the commission, described its findings as a “broken mobility promise” for Asian Muslims,…

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