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Zimbabwe: Information on whether homosexuals are openly at risk of police brutality and arbitrary arrest? What is the attitude of the Zimbabwean Government/Agencies of the State (Police etc) towards those who are homosexual?

5 September 2012 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide information about "kuripa ngozi" (or virgin pledging) - the customary practice of offering a young girl or grown women as compensatory payment in inter-family disputes as well as in the appeasement of avenging deceased spirits. Is it widespread? 2. Is "kuripa ngozi" referred to in Zimbabwe's Domestic Violence Act? Please provide the relevant clauses or section. 3. Is there information that the police do not uphold the laws relating to domestic violence? 4. At what age is a woman considered an adult in Zimbabwe? 5. At what age can a woman marry in Zimbabwe? 6. Deleted. 7. Deleted

16 September 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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