Wednesday, 26 February 2014


A new set of Ugandan laws make it illegal to wear clothes that reveal thighs, breasts and buttocks. This categorically implies the ban on mini skirts and bum shorts in this very conservative country.  The women have reacted by carrying placards in demonstration, stating that their boobs and thighs are hot and not irritating. They were however met with Police resistance in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

But a report has it that "about 200 women, some dressed in short skirts, gathered outside the national theatre to voice their anger".

There have been cases of harassment of girls in miniskirts in public places over the past weeks. This was after the President signed into law the anti-pornography bill which bans "indecent dressing."

Last year, the minister of  Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, proposed the legislation, saying that women who wore "anything above the knee" should be arrested.

Now the President has signed it into law. How far can the women's protest go? Would the government back down on this. Do you think this law is barbaric? Lets hear your view or comments below.