Women MPs Want Domestic Violence Law Adjusted


illness geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>UWOPA Members say that the recently passed domestic violence law will not help women as such, that’s why they are proposing that an independent act be added to the domestic violence law besides other acts in the law.

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Lubirizi woman MP Betty Mbabazi, who represented the UWOPA chairperson at a meeting in Kampala this week, said proposed “Evidence act” is intended to include clinical officers in giving evidence in courts of law in case need arises of helping out victims of domestic violence.

Women legislators say that the current provisions in the domestic violence law only allows government analytical officers to give evidence in courts of law yet even clinical officers attend to these victims but are not allowed to speak out in courts.


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