Can The Law Do Away With Culture; A Case Study Of Fgm In Uganda (Kapchorwa)

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FGM is the term used to refer to the removal of part or all of the female genitalia. 1 The procedure consists of clitoridectomy where all or part of the clitoris is removed, excision which is the removal of all or part of the labia menorah and cutting of the labia menorah2 Culture on the other hand is a long time practice by a group of people or within a pmiicular society which is recognized by law. Culture is recognized under the constitution, international conventions, and is inter alia promoted by UNESCO. Recently in Uganda, activists came up petitioning the practice of this culture amongst the Ugandan tribes, stating that it is dangerous to women's health and violates women's rights, hence unconstitutional. The eager of human rights activists in fighting against cultural practices in violation of women's rights is manifested in the recent situation and fight against polygamy and payment of bride price. In the latter situation of bride price, Justice Mpagi Bahiegeine cautioned court in being quick to slap a blar1ket ban on bride price as it would rob the various ethnic groups of their identity, dignity and self-worth. 

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Research, A. & TYRA, O (2021). Can The Law Do Away With Culture; A Case Study Of Fgm In Uganda (Kapchorwa). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/can-the-law-do-away-with-culture-a-case-study-of-fgm-in-uganda-kapchorwa

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Research, AfroAsia, and ODUTTU TYRA "Can The Law Do Away With Culture; A Case Study Of Fgm In Uganda (Kapchorwa)" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/can-the-law-do-away-with-culture-a-case-study-of-fgm-in-uganda-kapchorwa. Accessed 04 Aug. 2021.

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Research, AfroAsia, and ODUTTU TYRA . "Can The Law Do Away With Culture; A Case Study Of Fgm In Uganda (Kapchorwa)". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 04 Aug. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/can-the-law-do-away-with-culture-a-case-study-of-fgm-in-uganda-kapchorwa >.

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Research, AfroAsia and TYRA, ODUTTU . "Can The Law Do Away With Culture; A Case Study Of Fgm In Uganda (Kapchorwa)" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 04, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/can-the-law-do-away-with-culture-a-case-study-of-fgm-in-uganda-kapchorwa