Hundreds Of Women In Uganda Protest To “End Miniskirt Harassment”

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Mobs of men have been publicly harassing and attempting to undress women who are “dressed indecently.”

1. Around 200 women, many dressed in short skirts and shorts, gathered outside the National Theater in Kampala, Uganda, to protest against the continued harassment of women and girls considered to be “dressed indecently,” according to the country’s new laws.

The Star, Kenya @TheStarKenya

#STAR_LEADER: New Ugandan dress code is anti-women http://t.co/lbGKJrpiFa #miniskirt #Uganda

3. The legislation to ban “indecent dressing” was proposed last year by Simon Lokodo, the Ethics and Integrity Minister, who said that women who wore “anything above the knee” should be arrested.

The legislation to ban "indecent dressing" was proposed last year by Simon Lokodo, the Ethics and Integrity Minister, who said that women who wore "anything above the knee" should be arrested.

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4. The law has sparked increased incidents of mobs of men publicly harassing, assaulting and undressing women for wearing short skirts in public places.

Francis Waithaka @waithash

Women cannot put on miniskirts in Uganda after the #antiporn bill was signed. 10 women have been undressed.

Achiro said the new law would let men “judge women according to what they see as indecent because there are no parameters defined by law.”

7. The “End Mini-Skirt Harassment” Facebook group that has over 4,000 likes, organized a march on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to end the sexual violence against women and to pressure the government to recall the law.

The "End Mini-Skirt Harassment" Facebook group that has over 4,000 likes, organized a march on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to end the sexual violence against women and to pressure the government to recall the law.

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16. One of the event’s organizers, Patience Akumu, said a police officer harassed her for wearing a short skirt when she went to seek permission to hold the demonstration.

BBC News (World) @BBCWorld

Women stopped from protesting over #Uganda miniskirt ban http://t.co/I9XV6ZJL69 &

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