07 December 2012
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community has expressed concernÂ regarding high levels ofÂ Black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi female unemploymentÂ in its newÂ report on the issue. The report follows a five month inquiry.Â
The report and inquiry was written and undertaken in partnership with the Runnymede Trust, which acts a secretariat for the group.
It argues that discrimination is present at every level of the recruitment process, and cites examples of women changing their names or removing religious dress, such as the hijab, for job interviews.
The report, accompanying short film and evidence submitted is available here.
The press release is available here.
For more information contact Vicki Butler, who wrote the report on behalf of the APPG: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7377 9222