The African woman's right and freedom of expression: case study of women in Acholi

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Kampala International University, School of Law
The topic of study is the African woman's right and freedom of expression in Acholi in particular. The instruments of study were p1imarily the questionnaire and iuterviews. respectively. It should be remembered that the hypothesis advanced for this study were. 1. The traditional onmbered that the adumbrated by placide temples does not lead to violation of women's rights in Acholi. 2. Divergence from a westem ideal of women's rights in general and freedom of expression in particular implies a violation of an Acholi woman's 1ight and freedom of expression. In testing hypothesis 1 using product moment conelation coefficient, the result was 0.53, meaning that the effect is not significant as the hypothesis assumes .. this means hypothesis 1 was rejected. In testing hypothesis ii using the same method of data analysis, the result was 0.63 meaning that freedom of expression has effect on women, but the effect is not so significant.hzpothesis ii was also rejected. I can therefore, conclude that rights observation is the very foundation of the Acholi society, taken and approached holistically namely, the ontological fi·amework, the communal dimension, its conesponding duties anti the limits accordingly, rights here are not distinguishable as who should benefit or enjoy but an intrinsic and an inherent public commodity. The Acholi therefore take it upon themselves to preserve and sustain this beauty and in the bid to do so, punishments such as provocative laughter, rebuke, insult, whipping and sometimes heavy punishments like forceful divorce, ones granruies and houses bumt, are inflicted on the culprits in accordance with the gravity of the act. The researcher on this part provides subsequently the recommendation, which recommendation emphasizes the need for existential/oriented was of understanding human rights and the capacity of human rights activists should also be boosted through training more.
A dissertation submitted to the school of law in partial fulfillment for the award of the Bachelor Degree of Law of Kampala International University
African woman's right, Freedom of expression, Uganda