Women in the public sector in Uganda have been warned to put away their cleavage in a newly circulated government order.
According to the BBC, the Ministry for Public Service has put in place new guidelines in relation to how civil servants dress to work, and it mainly seems to target women dressing ‘decently’ into the workplace.
Under the order, which has been in existence since 2010 but is being seriously enforced now, women have to dress ‘decently’, avoid tight fitting dresses or any which shows off their cleavage. They are also banned from wearing flat and open shoes, have to don only ‘modest’ accessories, and they cannot have any brightly coloured hair.
“Men are required to wear neat, long-sleeved shirts, jackets and ties, trousers that are not tight, keep their hair short and neat, and also not wear brightly-coloured clothes.” the BBC adds.