Uganda scraps anti-porn 'miniskirt' law

In 2014, Foto Telanjang Ugandan pop star Jemimah Kansiime was arrested for performing in a music Porn Video that showed her in her underwear

Uganda’s constitutional court has scrapped a controversial anti-pornography law whose provisions included a ban on wearing miniskirts in public, Foto Telanjang in a decision hailed by women’s rights campaigners on Tuesday.

The judgement, Video Porno seen by AFP, said that the 2014 legislation, Porn Sex which had been dubbed the “anti-miniskirt law,” was “inconsistent with or in contravention of the constitution of the republic of Uganda.”

“Sections… of the Anti-Pornography Act are hereby declared null and void,” Justice Frederick Egonda-Ntende said in Monday’s ruling, Porn Video which also struck down the powers of a nine-member committee tasked with enforcing the law.

The legislation criminalised any activity deemed pornographic, from wearing short skirts to writing risque songs, Porn Sex and led to increased public harassment of women who wore clothing considered too revealing.

In 2014, Ugandan pop star Jemimah Kansiime was arrested for performing in a music Porn Video that showed her in her underwear.

Currently on trial, she faces up to 10 years in jail, Foto Porno although the future of the case is unclear because of the new ruling.

Women’s rights activists welcomed the verdict, Foto Telanjang which followed street protests by campaigners calling for Porn Video the legislation to be dropped.

“This has been a bitter struggle and we are grateful (that) those who believe in the rights of women have emerged victors,” Lillian Drabo, one of the nine petitioners who challenged the law, told AFP Tuesday.

The petitioners said the legislation encouraged the harassment and Indo Bokep mistreatment of women in public and denied them control over their bodies as well as access to public spaces.

The government’s lead counsel Imelda Adong told AFP they were “studying the ruling” and Bokep would respond in due course.

Uganda’s former minister for Foto Porno ethics and Porn Sex integrity, Bokep Simon Lokodo, Indo Bokep was a longtime champion of the law, Video Porno threatening to close a prestigious private school in 2016 for Video Porno stocking copies of a British children’s book which was deemed too sexual.

In the past, Lokodo ordered police to arrest men who have Porn Sex with prostitutes and described a popular local television dating show as prostitution.

Local media reported that he also confronted Proscovia Alengot Oromait, then Uganda’s youngest MP, Foto Telanjang when she walked into parliament in a short skirt.

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