How different African cultures prepare women for marriage

April 09, 2018 at 12:36 pm | Culture

Nduta Waweru

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April 09, 2018 at 12:36 pm | Culture

Music and dance at a traditional Ugandan wedding [Photo: By Douglaseru/Wiki CC

Visiting the Ssenga in Uganda

In Uganda, girls as young as 15  are taken to a paternal aunt’s, called Ssenga for training on how to conduct themselves within a marriage.

“Away from the general conduct, love and respect, there are certain rituals paternal aunts perform for girls to become real women. While at the aunt’s place, a girl is taught about the good and bad side of marriage, how to deal with marital issues and then cautioned to be resilient in case of challenges,” Charles Lwanga Busuulwa, a ceremonial spokesperson told the Daily Monitor.

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