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18:15
18:15

UWOPA to Review Gender-Related Bills succession bill 1 1

UWOPA says following the delays in accepting the bills, more discussions and reviews of the bills are needed if they are to passed into law
20:16
20:16

Government Will Not Rush Marriage Law-Rukutana Parliament 2 1

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana said he was too shy to report on the status of the bill since it has taken too long. He says that although the bill was expected to come in for a second reading, the wide nature of consultations required, implying that they might take more time in order to ensure that all interests are catered for.
19:47
19:47

Legislators, CSOs Agree to Drop Cohabitation Clause from Marriage and Divorce Bill UWONET 6 1

Rosette Kajungu Mutambi, the Mbarara woman Member of Parliament, says there is no way they can pass a law where religious leaders are offended.
15:10
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Parliament to Prioritise Bills Protecting Women's Right uwopa 1 1

Monica Amoding, the Kumi Woman MP and the Chairperson Uganda Womens Parliamentary Association-UWOPA welcomed the move, saying some of the bills are long overdue despite being instrumental.
18:55
18:55

Marriage & Divorce Bill Changed marriage bill 3

The Law Reform Commission has changed the name of the Marriage and Divorce Bill into Marriage Bill. Cohabitation which was at the centre of the controversy when the bill was first introduced has been removed. The bill previously stated that even in a cohabitation relationship, the parties had the right to share property.
17:30
17:30

Empower Girls to Reduce Gender Based Violence -Museveni ministry of gender 5

Museveni was speaking at the launch of the National Policy on Elimination of Gender Based Violence in Uganda, an event that coincided with the start of 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign against Gender-Based Violence.
08:56
08:56

Women MPs Split Over Marriage and Divorce Bill 4

Rose Mutonyi, the Bubulo West MP, called for the revision of the title of the Bill to remove the misconception that the proposed law encourages divorce.
07:22
07:22

Activists Renew Demand for Marriage and Divorce Bill 3 1

The Marriage and Divorce Bill seeks to prohibit widow inheritance, grants certain rights to cohabiting couples and equalizes prejudiced divorce provisions which granted absolute rights to men. It was designed in part to improve womens rights in marriage and to reform and consolidate the laws relating to marriage, separation and divorce.
15:43
15:43

Clerics Pray for Rule of Law, Free and Fair Polls 4 1

He also implores Parliament to prioritize and expedite the much anticipated debate on constitutional reforms. This, he adds, will streamline the road to 2016, when Ugandans go to the polls, to elect a new president, members of parliament and local government leaders.
15:43
15:43

NUDIPU Wants Law on Cohabitation pwds 1

NUDIPU say a law on cohabitation would protect many people with disabilities who are in relationships with able bodied partners. The law would ensure their offspring especially are not rejected upon the death of the able bodied partner.
16:08
16:08

Mafabi Urges Opposition MPs to Return Facilitation Money consultation money 2

Mafabi says since the National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus sat yesterday and agreed to withdraw the Bill, so should they also withdraw the money.
10:37
10:37

Relatives Bar Man From Burying Woman Over Bride-price burial traditions

A man in Kibaale district found himself unable to bury his wife until he had committed to paying bride price.
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Jinja Residents Brand Supporters of Marriage Bill Opportunists property sharing 2

He says unless this is done, government risks escalating cases of domestic violence and murders resulting from property disputes.
09:54
09:54

Two Roughed Up for Supporting Marriage and Divorce Bill violence 4 1

As a result, irate residents charged at Joseph Mukasa and blocked him from making further comments on the bill.
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05:13

Kabarole MPs Yet To Consult Voters On Marriage and Divorce Bill steven kagwera 3

With the two weeks recess given to MPs to consult their voters on the marriage and divorce bill, about to end, MPs from Kabarole district are yet to hold consultative meetings about the bill.
11:29
11:29

Violence Mars Marriage and Divorce Bill Consultation Meeting 2 3

This didn\'t go down well with other residents, who charged at Kato leading to a scuffle.
10:45
10:45

Residents Block MPs from Presenting Marriage and Divorce Bill

Robert Oming Ajuru, the LC councilor Bala Sub County says once passed into law, the marriage and divorce bill would cause more harm than good.
17:52
17:52

Kadaga Sends MPS on Recess over Marriage and Divorce Bill cohabiting rights 4

Parliament has been sent on early Easter holiday recess to enable MPS to also consult on the now controversial marriage and Divorce Bill. The action follows growing demands by political and religious leaders to have more time to consult on the bill.
11:02
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Parliament Under Pressure Over the Marriage and Divorce Bill consultations 3

Steven Tashobya, the chairperson of the legal and parliamentary affairs committee says that his committee is under pressure from both the public and parliament over the bill.
17:45
17:45

Former Minister Kakooza's Wife Files For Divorce

Enid Tuhirirwe, wife to former Primary Health Care minister James Kakooza, has filed for divorce before Makindye Magistrates Court. Tuhirirwe, a mother of 2 says she wants court to dissolve her 4 year old marriage to the Kabula County MP on grounds of adultery and cruelty.
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