Areas where the Ugandan Parliament got it wrong with the Sexual Offences Bill

On the 4th of May 2021, the sexual offences bill passed the third reading stage at the Ugandan Parliament. Since 2019, the bill has been a source of debate and worry. Apart from the fact that it needlessly confirms what has mostly been criminalized, it raises core issues around sexual freedom, human rights law, and anti-rape legislation.

The bill has some good points. But it presents more significant problems than solutions.

One of its fundamental problems is its stance on the withdrawal of consent during sex. There is no record of calls for expert presentations on the subject before excluding such sensitive provision. The exclusion discloses to a large extent the lack of working knowledge of the intricacies of consent in sexual relations by the parliamentarians…..

To read more, check full article on Independent Uganda.