Country Uganda
Year 2010
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2010 was enacted in March 2010 and states that female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) is an offense in which removal of part or all parts of the external female genital for non-medical reasons and the practice of FGM/C is prohibitted. It provides extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Uganda to the Questionnaire on Violence against Women 2012, pg 7