Countering Nonconsensual Sharing of Intimate Images: How far do Uganda’s Laws Go?

By the African Feminism |

In 2014, when Uganda introduced a law against pornography, few anticipated that it would largely be used to target and prosecute women, and specifically women whose intimate photos have been shared online without their consent. The Anti-Pornography Act, whose enforcement is spearheaded by a 9-member Pornography Control Committee is mandated to “apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of pornography, collect and destroy…

Humiliated and Shamed: Fate of Survivors of Nonconsensual Sharing of Intimate Images in Uganda (Part I)

By the African Feminism |

“When the photos finally came out, I thought, this is done. Life can now go on,” says Martha Kagimba Kemigisha, reflecting on the day her intimate photos were posted online.

For the radio presenter and comedian, popularly known as Martha Kay, posting the photos online marked the end of a long and torturous ordeal.

It all started when her…