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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

Zimbabwe: Information a Shona tribe named "Vambire" and forced marriage and forced circumcision practice among the Shona ethnic group in order to avenge the spirit "Ngozi," especially in district of Wedza and the province of Mashonaland

6 December 2001 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: Traditional practice among the Ndebele of giving a niece in customary marriage to her uncle after her aunt (her uncle's wife dies) and consequences of refusing; availability of state protection and or of moving to another part of Zimbabwe to avoid such marriage; existence of shelters and the possibility of legal action to prevent such marriage; existence of laws against such practices

28 May 2001 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: Information on whether a woman who is forced into a prearranged marriage by her parents would have recourse to the courts, on whether she could obtain legal counsel, on whether she could have access to women's groups, and on whether these groups could be able to assist her in legal matters and personal matters such as lodging

1 April 1997 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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