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The Uganda government is set to ban 38 nongovernmental organizations because they allege that these organizations support and promote gay rights and "recruiting children into homosexuality", say Ugandan officials.
"Some NGOs, under the pretext of providing social services, are receiving funds to promote homosexuality," said Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo. "We will ask them to step aside and stop pretending to work in human rights." The organizations will lose their right to operate in Uganda. The government has yet to release the names of the organization, reports CNN news. Homosexuality... (more)
The 2003 Maputo Protocol, drafted as an update or addition to the 1981 African Charter on Human And People's Rights, was signed by 23 African nations, one of which was Uganda. In the articles of the treaty were frameworks for a more just way of dealing with issues of women's rights, especially in Uganda. Issues such as marriage, property rights, land rights, and the end to female genital mutilation.
Overjoyed at the signing of the treaty, Ugandan women celebrated their uplifted station in life, since before the treaty, they were basically a man's cattle to do with as he pleased. Rape... (more)
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