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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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South Africa: Situation of single women, particularly those of Indian origin, who are also the head of their household, including information on access to housing, employment, and healthcare; treatment by society; protection and support services available, both from the government and civil society (2010-Feb. 2013)

25 February 2013 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Afrique du Sud : information sur la situation des femmes célibataires, plus particulièrement celles d'origine indienne, qui jouent aussi le rôle de chef de famille, y compris l'information sur l'accès au logement, à l'emploi et aux soins de santé; le traitement que leur réserve la société; la protection et les services de soutien à leur disposition, offerts à la fois par l'État et par la société civile (2010-fév. 2013)

25 February 2013 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

South Africa: 1. Please provide detailed information on the structure, organisation and effectiveness of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other law enforcement bodies. Please include information on bodies or organisations with responsibility to oversee or hold the police accountable, as well as South Africa's judicial system. 2. Please provide detailed information on measures adopted by the South African authorities to combat family violence and protect victims. 3. Please provide detailed information on whether protection is available to all South Africans, regardless of their race, gender or HIV status. 4. Please provide detailed information on the level of public and private care and on-going treatment available to people with positive HIV status both in rural and urban centres, particularly in Cape Town. Please include information on recent changes in the attitude of the South African government towards HIV sufferers. 5. Please provide detailed information on the attitude of South Africans towards those with positive HIV status. Is there any evidence to suggest those sufferers are subjected to serious harm? 6. Please provide detailed information on xenophobic attacks on South Asians, particularly Indians, and Pakistanis, in South Africa. Please include information on the government's response and whether attacks, if any, have been geographically confined

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

Myanmar: 1. Please comment on the treatment of ethnic Indians. Are ethnic Indians or Anglo-Indians targeted in Burma? 2. Are ethnic Indians or Anglo-Indians denied full citizenship rights in Burma? Do they face restrictions on their travel within Burma and on their career opportunities? 3. Are Anglo-Burmese targeted? 4. Are Anglo-Burmese denied full citizenship rights in Burma? Do they face restrictions to travel within Burma or career opportunities? 5. Are Christians, including Catholics, targeted in Burma? 6. Please provide information on the kidnapping of people by the army who then force them into slave labour, especially those who are Christian, or of Indian and Anglo-Burmese descent. 7. Is Thanpyuzat located in an 'insurgent area' in Burma? 8. Are those who return to Burma from Western countries targeted?

27 September 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. To what extent do people with a disability face societal discrimination or harm in Zimbabwe? 2. To what extent does the Zimbabwean state provide protection to people with a disability who face discrimination or harm? 3. Is there any evidence of people being discriminatorily denied the protection of the state for reason of their disability? 4. What facilities / supports are provided to people with a disability by the Zimbabwean state and NGOs? 5. What is the situation for people of Indian ethnicity in Zimbabwe? 6. Are there any reports of people of Indian ethnicity being harmed by members of Zanu-PF, war veterans or the Zimbabwean state? 7. Is there any information indicating that people of Indian ethnicity tend to be regard as pro-MDC or anti-Zanu-PF? 8. Please provide information on the level of state protection available to people of Indian ethnicity who may face harm from other members of society.

6 August 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please provide an update, focussing on a) level of societal discrimination against lesbians in Fiji, especially Indian Hindus; b) official discrimination against lesbians; and c) access to police protection for lesbians.

26 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please provide information regarding the 2007 immigration and passport scam in Fiji involving travel agent Alvin Raj; Indian nationals Manoj Kumar Khera, Prakash Garana, Kishore Jentilal Khera and Sanjay Jentilal Khera; and immigration officials Uday Kumar Nath and Eroni Tuberi. Please advise the current status of the case.

11 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Would an 18-year-old Indo Fijian woman, from Lautoka, be able to get protection from being harassed, abducted and raped by a young native Fijian male?

5 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: Availability of state protection for Indo-Fijians, including protection available to women victims of sexual violence (2007-2009)

18 November 2009 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: Situation of Indo-Fijians in Suva; particularly women (2007-2009)

18 November 2009 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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