Title Tanzania: 1. Please provide background on the religions in Tanzania. 2. Please provide information on the proportion of people practising the old (witchcraft) religions. 3. Please provide information on the extent of the practice of Christianity in Tanzania. 4. Please provide information on the extent of religious tolerance in Tanzania, especially between Christians and those who practice the old religion. 5. Is there information on the sorts of rituals and icons that devotees of the old witchcraft religion would be expected to practice or to display in their house? 6. Is there information on whether believers of the old religion would consider their family to be cursed if a member of the family did not practice witchcraft and rituals? 7. Please provide information on the attitude and effectiveness of the police in protecting women who are threatened, and particularly (if available) information on the attitude and protection by police towards Christian women threatened with harm for not practising the old religion or performing the rituals. 8. Please provide information on the extent of domestic violence in Tanzania, and the mechanisms (legislation, state institutions, and NGOs) in place to prevent this. 9. Please provide background information on the exit procedures for a married person who wants to leave Tanzania
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 30 November 2010
Country United Republic of Tanzania
Topics Christian | Domestic violence | Entry / Exit | Freedom of religion | Harmful traditional practices | Minorities | State protection
Citation / Document Symbol TZA37762
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, Tanzania: 1. Please provide background on the religions in Tanzania. 2. Please provide information on the proportion of people practising the old (witchcraft) religions. 3. Please provide information on the extent of the practice of Christianity in Tanzania. 4. Please provide information on the extent of religious tolerance in Tanzania, especially between Christians and those who practice the old religion. 5. Is there information on the sorts of rituals and icons that devotees of the old witchcraft religion would be expected to practice or to display in their house? 6. Is there information on whether believers of the old religion would consider their family to be cursed if a member of the family did not practice witchcraft and rituals? 7. Please provide information on the attitude and effectiveness of the police in protecting women who are threatened, and particularly (if available) information on the attitude and protection by police towards Christian women threatened with harm for not practising the old religion or performing the rituals. 8. Please provide information on the extent of domestic violence in Tanzania, and the mechanisms (legislation, state institutions, and NGOs) in place to prevent this. 9. Please provide background information on the exit procedures for a married person who wants to leave Tanzania, 30 November 2010, TZA37762, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4d7621f72.html [accessed 31 August 2014]
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