Unclear abortion laws in Uganda leave women who are raped unsure of options
Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by Global Press News Service
by Nakisanze Segawa, Reporter
KAMPALA, UGANDA — When Irene hands her granddaughter a piece of bread, the six-year-old grins widely.
That smile never appears when the child’s mother is around, Irene says. “Sometimes, I feel like she senses that she is a mawemuko.”
In the Luganda language, the word “mawemuko” refers to a child conceived from incest.