Ugandan parliament stalls new marriage bill

Activists push for marital reform law to help victims of domestic violence taken as attack on traditional values.

    Uganda’s parliament has stalled a new Marriage Bill after weeks of heated debates.

    Women’s rights activists are calling for marital law reform to help victims of domestic violence.

    But conservatives believe it is an attack on traditional values.

    Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Kampala.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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