UGANDA: Legislators Join Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice which involves the cutting of parts of the external female genitalia. It is practiced among the Sabiny and the Pokot.
During an advocacy meeting between MPs, donors and REACH programme fighting against FGM yesterday, Mr Baryomonsi pledged to lobby other MPs to ensure that there is a law that prosecutes those who force girls into the act.
"We shall also work with Kapchorwa and Bukwo districts to ensure that this harmful cultural practice against women is stopped," he said.
According to the draft Bill, any person who violates or attempts to violate the physical integrity of the female genital organ is liable to imprisonment for five to seven years.
SOURCE: Monitor Online
AUTHOR: Agness Nandutu
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