JULY 17, 2009: Women Press for Domestic Violence Bill

Women Press for Domestic Violence Bill

Source: IPS

By: Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi

Kampala — "Man forces wife to breastfeed puppies," screams one headline. "Police boss shoots wife," shouts another; and a third: "Man batters wife over meat". These are typical headlines in Uganda's newspapers today. Women daily report surviving different forms of violence in their homes: physical, sexual, emotional or even economic abuse.

Uganda has no legislation targeting domestic violence; with a draft bill against domestic violence presently before parliament, women's rights activists are determined to see this corrected...

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