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Deadline nears for women-only shops in Saudi Arabia
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Aug '12
The mid-August deadline for implementing the Ministry of Labour’s directive to employ women salespersons only in shops selling womenswear and accessories all across Saudi Arabia is drawing near.
 
The authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have already ordered all the lingerie shops to employ female staff only. 
 
The country’s Labour Ministry has given a deadline to the outlets selling womenswear and accessories to remove male employees from their rosters before mid-August.
 
The Labour Ministry has warned that any establishment found not abiding by the regulation after the deadline ends, will be penalized.
 
It is believed that the major reason behind the drastic measure to employ only female staff in shops selling womenswear was taken by the Saudi authorities in order to reduce the men and women unemployment ratio in the kingdom and also to provide a safe working environment for women.
 
The Government conducted investigations had earlier found that women employees working in such stores were exposed to several violations. Additionally, these shops were recruiting non-Saudi workers who have long overstayed their visas.
 
In Saudi Arabia, women are not as privileged as their opposite gender and the new ruling is believed to be a step forward towards a society, which offers equal rights to men and women. 
 
According to experts, the new legislative action shows the Government’s keenness towards empowering the country’s women. 
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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