Call to recruit more women into top mosque jobs gains support of Redbridge Muslim leaders

PUBLISHED: 16:30 07 March 2018

The Muslim Council of Britain is running a training programme encourage more women into senior roles in mosques. Picture: PA

The Muslim Council of Britain is running a training programme encourage more women into senior roles in mosques. Picture: PA

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Redbridge Muslim leaders have expressed support for a national initiative to recruit more women into senior positions in mosques in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has launched a six-month training and mentoring programme to support talented women into managerial roles in mosques on March 7.

MCB General Secretary Harun Khan, a Wanstead resident, said: “Whilst the under representation of women in mosque management has been acknowledged for some time, it’s time that more tangible action is taken to ensure women are given equal and fair access in all aspects of mosque life.”

East London Three Faiths Forum committee member Khola Hassan said: “I think it is a wonderful initiative.”

“A lot of mosques are really wonderful but many of the smaller ones do not speak for women.”

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