EVENT: Still Not Visible: BME Women’s Experiences of Employment in Scotland research launch
Close the Gap is launching a new report, Still Not Visible: Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Experiences of Employment in Scotland. The research explores BME women’s employment experiences including recruitment, workplace culture, training and childcare.
The research, which was undertaken by Close the Gap, demonstrates that BME women continue to face high levels of racism, racial prejudice, discrimination and bias in the labour market which ultimately impacts their ability to secure, retain and progress within sustainable, good employment.
Kaliani Lyle, former Independent Race Equality Adviser to the Scottish Government, will be chairing the event and there will be a keynote address from Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills.
Confirmed speakers include - Anna Ritchie Allan, Executive Director, Close the Gap, Dr Ima Jackson, Senior Lecturer School of Health and Life Science at Glasgow Caledonian University, Satwat Rehman, Director at One Parent Families Scotland and Carol Young, Senior Policy Officer at CRER.
The event will be held at:
09:30 – 13:15 on Tuesday
19th February 2019
City Halls & Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow, G1 1NQ
You can register for the free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/still-not-visible-bme-womens-experience-of-employment-in-scotland-tickets-54600267871
Lunch with be provided.
Support for childcare is available.
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Still Not Visible: Research on Black and minority ethnic women's experiences of employment in Scotland This report presents the findings of research which examined the experiences of Black and minority ethnic women in Scotland's labour market.