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This poll has completed. It ran from Nov. 29, 2016, 12:01 a.m. through Dec. 22, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
PACIS CM1.3: In your community, what are the major issues surrounding the bride price?
Bride price is a highly cherished custom in Uganda. In some cultures or families, the bride price is optional. In others, it is mandatory. Although it's seen as way to show respect and appreciation to the woman’s family, there are several negative issues surrounding it, which the Marriage and Divorce Bill aims to solve. It does not prohibit bride price but it suggests that these gifts should not be an essential requirement for any marriage.
QuestionIn your community, what are the major issues surrounding the bride price?
a) It increases domestic violence
b) Women are seen as property
c) It is a burden for young men
d) The bride price is non-refundable upon divorce
e) It encourages child marriage
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