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Posted On: 4 June 2013 10:58 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Qatari women shun mixed working environment

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Many Qatari women refuse to join the job market due to mixed gender working environment, calling on authorities to set up a separate section for women to protect their privacy. In the same way, many parents, brothers and husbands do not allow women to work in mixed environment, Al Raya has reported. A study by the Guidance Section at Human Resources Department of the Ministry of Labour has called to provide job opportunities for women in a section exclusively for them. Mohammed Saad Al Muraikhi, Director of the department, said the recruitment strategy sees no gender. Mixed gender working environment is a concern for women because it is a social issue and people have differing views on this, said Al Muraikhi. “I think social perspective is a key factor that women are reluctant to work in a mixed environment,” he added. He said Qatar has signed ILO Convention No 111, a convention which prohibits discrimination in gender, religion, race, political opinion and social origin with regard to employment.