The Central Bank of Burundi: Bans the use of Mini-Skirts!

There is a moral police going-on, as the Central Bank of Burundi or Banki Nkuru have banned dozens of different clothes that woman wear. Wonder, will the same bank put regulations on menswear as well? Or is the morality police only on the one gender? Because this seems foolish of a bank. Than, the bank should start with uniforms and designated dresses to woman and similar fashion for male employees. This is really going bonkers. A clear memo, of who rules and that the Patriarchy is alive and kicking it in Bujumbura.

The wearing of the mini-skirt and pair of tights banned at Banki Nkuru (Central Bank of Burundi) as well as slippers, panties, singlet and dirty outfit: “These are unrespectable outfits in a noble and respectable institution that must keep up its image”(Ikiriho News, 01.10.2018).

There is not much more to say, but the patriarchy is really alive and sending signals of its overpowering the system. Not that this is new, as the Parliament of Tanzania put in ethical codes for woman and this has been done in Uganda too. However, this shouldn’t be said in defense of this acts of the bank.

They really got a job to do and prove their willingness to both cover money for buying clothes, picking out dresses and also provide with proper wear. As this is an insult to the intelligence of the woman working in the Banki Nkuru or Central Bank of Burundi. Peace.

The letter ordering woman what to wear and not in the Central Bank of Burundi, dated 27th September 2018

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