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Haia notifies rules for saleswomen in Saudi lingerie shops
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Feb '13
courtesy: Arab News
courtesy: Arab News
Abdul Latif Al-Asheikh, president of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia), has approved the regulations and procedures related to the working of saleswomen in lingerie shops across Saudi Arabia.
 
Mr. Al-Asheikh said as per the said regulations, only Saudi women can serve in lingerie shops, and men, including workers from other sections of a commercial complex, cannot gain access to such shops. The Haia’s branch offices would supervise the workers’ behaviour and initiate steps in case of any breach of the regulation, MENAFN-Arab News reported.
 
The rules stipulate that commercial centres should separate women’s sections from men’s section with a 160 cm high fixed partition, so as to block viewing by anybody on the other side from outside. Moreover, the distance of the women’s sections from the gate of the commercial centre should be kept at a minimum, the Haia circular said.
 
The women employees should retain modest dressing, and should not access places with presence of male workers like warehouses or shop offices, the circular added.
 
The Undersecretary for Field Affairs at the Haia would direct all the branch offices of Haia across the nation to strictly ensure that the regulations are properly implemented and there are no infringements in privacy of saleswomen, Mr. Al-Asheikh said.
 
He noted that all the branch offices would have to submit periodic reports detailing their efforts to ensure compliance of regulations.
 
According to Mr. Al-Asheikh, the move resembles execution of a royal decree guaranteeing right to work to Saudi women in an environment which is Shariah-compliant. It is also aimed at helping the Ministry of Labor in its efforts to solve the women redundancy issue, he added.
 
The move of allowing women to work in lingerie shops is in accordance with the Shariah principles, as it would allow women to keep their dignity and avoid awkward situations, as there would be no salesmen present, Huda Al-Jeraisy, Chairperson of the National Women's Committee at the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce, said. 
 

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