“…After a series of tragedies sent tremors through the community in the past few months, a group of 12 leading local Rabbanim and askanim gathered to discuss vital issues facing the community. During the meeting, they heard firsthand accounts from leading mechanchos regarding breaches in hilchos tznius [modesty laws].
When their findings were brought before the Skulener Rebbe, shlita, and the Rachmastrivka Rebbe, shlita, the two Rebbes, who were deeply moved by what they heard, took the unprecedented step of writing a stirring, joint letter to all the local Rabbanim, asking them to take action and encouraging them to arrange a community-wide gathering.…
Two of the primary organizers described to Hamodia what is behind the gathering.
“The purpose of this asifah is to raise awareness about the halachic aspects of this issue,” one of the organizers said. “Many families who are knowledgeable, even stringent, in many other areas of halachah are simply unaware of what constitutes daas Yehudis in this issue, and about the numerous prohibitions — including some that are possibly even mid’Oraisa — that are violated by those who sell and wear unsuitable articles of clothing. We are not referring to chumros, we are referring to fundamental, basic halachah.”
But why gather men to talk about halachos pertaining to women?
“Like kashrus and shemiras Shabbos, men have the same responsibility as women do on this issue. It is vital for men to have the knowledge they need to be able to support their wives and guide their daughters regarding the relevant halachos,” the organizer explained.…”
Organizers are also planning to hold a meeting for principals of girls’ schools and camp directors in early March and are, Hamodia reports, "in intensive discussions" with storeowners and investors about opening "new clothing stores to provide practical alternatives to what is currently available."