Hide the cleavage! Uganda escalates war on women’s dressing
Uganda’s Ministry of Public Service has issued a directive that if you were not looking at the date could have easily come out of the playbook of some brightly coloured dressed despot with a feather in a safari hat.
Women will have dress like this at work:
- No dresses or skirts above knees
- No showing of cleavage
- No open shoes unless a doctor proves it is for health reasons
- Only black and brown shoes
- No bright hair
- No sleeveless blouse
- No see-through material
For men it is limited wearing long-sleeved shirts, jackets and ties, trousers that are not tight, keep their hair short and neat, and also not wear brightly-coloured clothes.
And this is 2017.
By the way, these standing orders have been there since 2010 but have generally been ignored since.