Senate Passes “Violence Against Persons” Bill | Prohibits Female Circumcision & More
The Senate has passed violence against persons Prohibition Bill, which seeks to prohibit female circumcision, harmful widowhood practices.
According to Channels, when passed to law, the bill would also:
Help eliminate violence in private and public life, provides maximum protection, effective remedies for victims of violence, and punishment of offenders.
Prohibits abandonment of spouse, children and other dependents without sustenance as well as forbids battery and harmful traditional practices.
The bill equally prohibits economic abuse, forced isolation and separation from family and friends, substance attack, depriving persons of their liberty, incest, indecent exposure, among others.
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