06 Jun '11, 12pm

Король Саудовской Аравии запретил мужчинам торговать женским бельём via @cmswire

JEDDAH - KING Abdullah has issued a decree limiting work in lingerie shops to Saudi women only in a bid to reduce high female unemployment in the conservative kingdom, state media reported on Monday. SPA news agency said the king also made employment at certain industrial facilities, including drug manufacturers, exclusive to Saudi women, and backed a programme to encourage production by families. The issue of Saudi women working in lingerie shops was at the centre of a row three years ago between the labour ministry and the powerful religious authority which issued a fatwa banning such jobs. Saudi women have long complained they feel uncomfortable having to buy lingerie from men and would prefer female sales assistants. Fatima Garub, the founder of a campaign on social networking website Facebook called 'Enough Embarrassment', welcomed the king's decision, saying it would...

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