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Committee questions witnesses on Prevent and gender

25 October 2017

The Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement will take evidence from witnesses from the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life, the University of Bristol, Muslim Women's Network UK, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England, and Loughborough University.

Witnesses

Wednesday 25 October, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Ms Saskia Marsh, Adviser to the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life (The Missing Muslims)
  • Dr Therese O’Toole, University of Bristol
  • Mrs Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal, West Midlands Regional PREVENT lead for FE and HE

At 11.30am

  • Dr Khursheed Wadia, Muslim Women’s Network UK
  • Mr Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England
  • Dr Line Nyhagen, Loughborough University

Possible areas of discussion:

  • The current state of integration and civic engagement among minority communities in the UK
  • The effect of PREVENT on integration and civic engagement amongst affected groups
  • If PREVENT should be reviewed or re-assessed
  • Cultural and religious beliefs about women and their effect on social cohesion between communities
  • Whether a focus on 'fundamental British values' is helping or hindering the situation.

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