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Kvinder med tørklæde - ti kvinders erfaringer med arbejdsmarkedet' (Women who wear hijab - ten women's experiences with the labour market), The Danish Institute for Human Rights

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Human rights or equality body


Denmark, The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population


Key findings

The report focus on women who wear hijab and their access to the labour market. It is examined how wearing the hijab, and thus signaling religious beliefs, affects the employment opportunities of young ethnic minority women who speak fluent Danish and are well educated. The women interviewed to this report have felt discriminated against or have felt harrassed during a job interview or in the workplace. Further, they have experienced that prejudices against Muslim women were a relevant factor in situations where they were not considered for a specific job.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Interviews (qualitative)

Sample details and representativeness

The report is based on ten interviews with well-educated and qualified ethnic minority women who wear hijab in order to examine their considerations when applying for a job.

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