Information about prostitution laws in Uganda
Prostitution: Prostitution is Illegal
Brothels: Brothels are Illegal
Pimping: Pimping is Illegal
"The Penal Code Act Cap 120, for instance, holds any person involved in prostitution criminally liable for the offence even though that person is forced to do so against his or her will.
The Immigration Act also prohibits entry of a prostitute, or a person prior to entering Uganda was living on the earnings of prostitution and punishes any person who becomes employed in Uganda without entry permit. In this case many young girls and women who are trafficked into prostitution or forced to enter Uganda illegally are guilty of such offences. They are further punished by the law. They are at a risk of being imprisoned, fined, deported and re-trafficked if found guilty in the existing laws. There are also no legal provisions that entitle Victims of trafficking in humans to rehabilitation despite the grave physical assaults, sexual abuses, and psychological trauma they experience in the due process."
"Uganda: Punished Because There is No Law to Protect Them," Kampala Daily Monitor, May 30, 2007
The population of Uganda is 32369558
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