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FGM law in offing

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th January 2005 03:00 AM

PARLIAMENT is drafting a law to criminalise female circumcision, a ritual practised among the Sabiny in Kapchorwa district and the Pokot in Nakapiripirit district.

PARLIAMENT is drafting a law to criminalise female circumcision, a ritual practised among the Sabiny in Kapchorwa district and the Pokot in Nakapiripirit district.

PARLIAMENT is drafting a law to criminalise female circumcision, a ritual practised among the Sabiny in Kapchorwa district and the Pokot in Nakapiripirit district.

Kapchorwa woman MP Gertrude Kulany said the law would be presented to Parliament as a private member’s bill.

“A copy of the draft will be sent to the district to enable them to sensitise the community and include information they feel should be accommodated in the bill,” Kulany said.

Kulany, an opponent of the female genital mutilation (FGM), was on Friday speaking at a female circumcision review meeting organised by the reproductive education and community health (REACH) project in Kapchorwa district.

She said the law would charge whoever offered herself for FGM.

She said both the circumcision surgeons and the promoters of the practice would be charged under the law.

“This is the only way we hope to end this negative practice,” Kulany said.

“I am hopeful that something we thought would take us years will soon come to an end,” she added.

She said MPs were liaising with Deputy speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga to pursue the tabling of the bill.

FGM law in offing

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