Title 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
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 16 September 2010
Country Zimbabwe
Topics Domestic violence | Forced marriage | HIV and AIDS | Harmful traditional practices | Police | Sexual and reproductive rights | State protection | Women-at-risk
Citation / Document Symbol ZWE37447
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, 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, ZWE37447, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4d9998442.html [accessed 23 September 2014]
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