Uganda’s Bride Price Ruling Marks Women’s Rights Milestone, But Clashes With Customary Laws

-INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES, AUGUST 20, 2015, FEAT. PROF. APARNA POLAVARAPU:

When she was just 14 years-old, Florence Abbo found herself trapped in an abusive marriage with no way out other than death. She was forced to work on her husband’s farm under the hot sun every day from dawn till dusk. If her day-long labor did not satisfy him, she suffered beating and verbal abuse. Abbo’s husband also demanded she give birth to as many children as he wished. And when she could not get pregnant right away, he mistreated her further and married a second wife. <Read More>