In a significant move to create more jobs for women, the Labor Ministry yesterday signed an agreement with the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. “The agreement aims at expanding job opportunities for women and appointing women at lingerie shops,” a statement by the ministry said.
It referred to the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman to create suitable working atmosphere for Saudi women. The agreement covered employment of women in all lingerie shops. Women’s sections in large multipurpose shopping centers should be separated by a 160-cm-high wall. Women workers must contact the Haia or police if they face any harassment at work by male employees or shoppers. According to the accord, only Saudi women will be allowed to work in such shops.