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2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Zambia

3 March 2017 | Publisher: United States Department of State | Document type: Annual Reports

RRT Case No. 1112328

1 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Harmful traditional practices | Countries: Australia - Zambia

Seeking meaning: an anthropological and community-based approach to witchcraft accusations and their prevention in refugee situations

May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Zambia: 1. Please provide any reports of human sacrifice in Zambia in last six years. 2. Deleted. 3. Is there any law in Zambia which states that Chiefs cannot be prosecuted in a court of law?

2 April 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Marrying Too Young: End Child Marriage

2012 | Publisher: UN Population Fund (UNFPA) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Zambia: Deadly riots "send a bad signal"

20 April 2011 | Publisher: IRIN | Document type: Country News

Zambia: 'Marrying off young girls is a tradition here'

20 December 2010 | Publisher: IRIN | 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

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