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Practices that discriminate against women must end, UN expert tells Zambia

10 December 2010 | Publisher: UN News Service | Document type: Country News

Zambia: 1. Please provide background and demographic information on the ethnic composition of Zambia and in particular the Tonga speaking people. Please include where they come from, what is their level of adherence to their traditional beliefs, and what is their relationship and standing within the modern Zambian community. 2. Please provide information on the customs and traditions associated with the death customs of the Tonga speaking people of Zambia. 3. Please advise the status of, the extent of and the legality of polygamy in Zambia. 4. Please provide some background information on Chief Hamusonde's chiefdom in the Monze District of southern Zambia. For example, what is it and how does it relate to other chiefdoms and Zambia generally? 5. Deleted. 6. Deleted. 7. Please provide information on the "cleansing ritual", the "naming ritual" and the "property grabbing" (presumably distribution of deceased estates) in Zambia. 8. Please provide information on local laws regarding "cleansing rituals", including whether the law permits it and whether the law requires condoms be used during such rituals. 9. Please discuss whether there are songs played on radio and television in Zambia regarding "unclean widows" called "Muka-mfwilwa", and how they warn men to stay away from them and how it encourages women to go back to their in-laws and be cleansed. 10. Please provide information on "widowed women in Zambia" as a possible particular social group. 11. Please provide information on the treatment of women and especially widows in the Tonga speaking ethnic group in Zambia. 12. Please provide information on the existence and activities of the women's lobby group in Lusaka. 13. Please provide general information on the effectiveness of police and state protection, and the extent of corruption in Zambia, particularly in respect to the protection of widowed or single women

24 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

20 June 2008 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Home Office | Document type: Thematic Reports

Hidden in the Mealie Meal. Gender-Based Abuses and Women's HIV Treatment in Zambia

18 December 2007 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

U.S. Department of State Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2005 - Zambia

8 March 2006 | Publisher: United States Department of State | Document type: Annual Reports

Zambia: Forced marriages, particularly within the Bemba ethnic group, and availability of state protection; existence, among the Bemba people, of the practices called "Ichisungu" and "Ndembo" prior to such a marriage, and if so, information on how those practices are conducted, including the persons who conduct them (April 2005)

13 April 2005 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

U.S. Department of State Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2004 - Zambia

28 February 2005 | Publisher: United States Department of State | Document type: Annual Reports

U.S. Department of State Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2003 - Zambia

25 February 2004 | Publisher: United States Department of State | Document type: Annual Reports

U.S. Department of State Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2002 - Zambia

31 March 2003 | Publisher: United States Department of State | Document type: Annual Reports

U.S. Department of State Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2001 - Zambia

4 March 2002 | Publisher: United States Department of State | Document type: Annual Reports

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