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Ethiopia: 1. Please provide information relating to the treatment of lesbians in Ethiopia. 2. Deleted. 3. Please provide information in relation to any prominent gay rights activists or organisations, as well as any known gay bars (or other such venues) in Ethiopia.

30 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide information on the situation for young women living alone, particularly in Harare. 2. To what extent do the authorities provide protection to young women living alone, particularly in Harare?

27 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide information on the situation for young women living alone, particularly in Harare. 2. To what extent do the authorities provide protection to young women living alone, particularly in Harare?

27 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: 1. Is there information suggesting that police and/or Mungiki extort money from Matatu (minibus) drivers in Kenya? 2. Is there any information to indicate that there is a ‘Thai' religion in Kenya that is distinct from Mungiki? If so, do followers attract adverse attention from authorities? 3. Deleted. 4. Deleted. 5. Is there any general information on the question of a land price boom, and is there information about people muscling in on land owners and harassing them to part with or sell their land?

23 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Netherlands: 1. Please provide information on the size and distribution of the Tigrinyan community in the Netherlands. 2. Please provide any available information on the prevalence of domestic violence in the Tigrinyan community. 3. Please provide information on attitudes towards single mothers in the Tigrinyan community. 4. What protection do the Dutch authorities provide to women who face domestic violence? 5. Are there any programs providing protection and support to women from ethnic minority groups such as the Tigrinyan community in the Netherlands?

23 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. Please provide information on the general level of crime in Faisalabad. 2. To what extent do authorities provide protection against such criminal activity? 3. Please provide information on the situation for older women living alone in Faisalabad (including in relation to their ability to maintain a household and whether there are any reports of such people being targeted for criminal activity). 4. What support or protection is available to older women living alone, particularly in Faisalabad? 5. To what extent has the Taliban been active in Faisalabad? 6. What steps have the Pakistani authorities taken to address such activity?

23 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. What are the legal penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence, especially in Liaoning Province? 2. What protection is provided by State authorities for the victims of domestic violence? 3. What services are available from the State and NGOs for victims? 4. What is the attitude of the authorities and of society generally to domestic violence and victims of domestic violence?

20 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Please provide an update on the situation of Kurds and Alevis in Turkey. 2. Is there any available information about a ceremony to unveil a statue of Seyid Riza in Dersim (Tunceli) in August 2010? 3. Is there any information about recent (since 2008) incidents involving Kurds or Alevis in Erzincan? 4. Do Kurds generally have difficulty getting passports in Turkey and is it common to be able to bypass the usual channels by paying for a passport?

13 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. What protection would be available in Fiji for a woman fleeing from familial violence (either from her father or future husband)? 2. Would a woman's legal protection be affected by her Indian ethnicity?

9 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Cambodia: 2. Whether poor women in Cambodia without education and skills may be forced to work as a sex worker to survive; and whether they have other employment options. 3. Employment for hairdressers in Cambodia. Are there many jobs for hairdressers? What would a women who works as a full-time apprentice hairdresser, or a junior hairdresser, earn in Cambodia? Is this enough money on which to survive without also working in another job? 4. Whether a woman who worked in a nightclub in Cambodia would be at risk of violence and rape and other forms of harm (from the nightclub owners or patrons). 5. Whether the Cambodian authorities provide protection to (i) women and (ii) women who work in nightclubs, who experience violence from men.

7 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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