Senate Abolishes Female Circumcision, Others

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Updated May 6, 2015

senateThe Senate has passed Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill which seeks to prohibit female circumcision,  forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices.

The bill, when signed to law by the President, would also help eliminate violence in private and public life, provide maximum protection, effective remedies for victims of violence and punishment of offenders.

The bill also prohibits abandonment of spouse, children and other dependents without sustenance as well as forbids battery and harmful traditional practices.

It equally prohibits economic abuse, forced isolation and separation from family and friends, substance attack, depriving persons of their liberty, incest, indecent exposure, among others.