An Examination of Gender Law and Its Effectiveness On Domestic Violence in Uganda

ONYOKORI DENIS 46 PAGES (11141 WORDS) Law Dissertation
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................... i

DEDICATION .................................................................................................................. ii

APPROVAL .................................................................................................................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT .............................................................................................. iiiv

ABSTRACT ...................................................................................................................... v

LIST OF STATUTES ...................................................................................................... vi

LIST OF CASES ............................................................................................................. vii

LIST OF ACRONYMS ................................................................................................... vii

KEY DEFINITIONS ........................................................................................................ ix

Chapter one .......................................................................................................................... I

1.0 Introduction ................................................................................................................. I

1.1 Background ................................................................................................................. I

1.2 Statement of the problem ............................................................................................. 3

1.3 Objectives ................................................................................................................... 4

1.3.1 General objective ...................................................................................................... 4

1.3.2 Specific objective ..................................................................................................... 4

1.3.3 Research questions ................................................................................................... 4

Chapter Two ......................................................................................................................... 5

2.1 Scope of the study ....................................................................................................... 5

2.2 Research Methodology ................................................................................................ 5

2.3 Significance of the study ............................................................................................. 5

Chapter three ........................................................................................................................ 6

3.0 Literature Review ........................................................................................................ 6

Chapter four. ........................................................................................................................ 1 0

4.1 Legal Frame Work ...................................................................................................... IO

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4.1.1 National Level. ........................................................................................................ 1 0

4.1.1.1 The 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda as amended ............................... lO

4.1.1.2 The 1998 Land Act. 35 .••••• c ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ll

4.1.1.3 Succession Ace9 ................................................................•..........•....................... 11

4.1.1.4 Divorce Act42 ••••.•••••.••••••••••••••••.••••••••••••.••••••••••••••••••.•••••.••••.•••••••••••••.•••••••••••••..•... 12

74.1.2 International Level. ................................................................................................ l2

4.1.2.1 Universal Declaration on Human Rights ............................................................... 12

4.1.2.2 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women .13

4.1.2.3 United Nations commissions on Human Rights Resolution (2003/23) ................... 13

4.1.2.4 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) ....................................................... 13

4.1.2.4 Maputo Protocol ................................................................................................... l3

4.2 Conclusion .............................................................................................................. 14

Chapter five ......................................................................................................................... 15

5.1 The effectiveness of gender law in protection of domestic violence ............................ 15

5.1.1 Marital Relationships ........................................................................................... 15

5.1.2 Sexual Gender Based Violations (SGBV) ................................................................ 16

5.1.3 Human Trafficking .................................................................................................. 16

5 .1.4 Laws on Harmful Practices ...................................................................................... 17

5.1.5 Employment Environments ...................................................................................... l7

5.1.6 Land ownership Aspects ...................................................................................... 17

5.1.7 Divorce .................................................................................................................... l8

5.1.8 The Judiciary ........................................................................................................... 18

5.2 Conclusion .............................................................................................................. l9

Chapter six ........................................................................................................................... 20

6.0 The role of government stake holders and non-governmental organisation in

implementing Gender law to stop domestic violence ........................................................ 20

6.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 20

ABSTRACT The research paper examines the effectiveness of Gender Jaw on domestic Violence in Uganda, highlighting all the legal frame work, loophole, governmental and non-governmental agencies which implement the law and necessary recommendations and conclusions to cover the gap between the Jaw and practice.

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APA

DENIS, O (2022). An Examination of Gender Law and Its Effectiveness On Domestic Violence in Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-gender-law-and-its-effectiveness-on-domestic-violence-in-uganda

MLA 8th

DENIS, ONYOKORI "An Examination of Gender Law and Its Effectiveness On Domestic Violence in Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 02 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-gender-law-and-its-effectiveness-on-domestic-violence-in-uganda. Accessed 09 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

DENIS, ONYOKORI . "An Examination of Gender Law and Its Effectiveness On Domestic Violence in Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 02 Aug. 2022. Web. 09 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-gender-law-and-its-effectiveness-on-domestic-violence-in-uganda >.

Chicago

DENIS, ONYOKORI . "An Examination of Gender Law and Its Effectiveness On Domestic Violence in Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 09, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-gender-law-and-its-effectiveness-on-domestic-violence-in-uganda