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  Summary More than one third of the population of Kabwe, Zambia— over 76,000 people—live in lead-contaminated townships. Studies estimate that half of the children in these areas have elevated blood lead levels that warrant medical treatment…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary The Zambian government regards agriculture as a “panacea” for rural poverty, and the country’s leaders have been promoting agribusiness investments on huge swaths of land. However, flaws in the government’s regulation of commercial…
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“We Are Also Dying of AIDS” Barriers to HIV Services and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities in Zambia Map of Zambia Glossary Summary Key Recommendations…
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“You’ll Be Fired if You Refuse” Labor Abuses in Zambia’s Chinese State-owned Copper Mines Map of Zambia Summary Recommendations To the Government of Zambia To the…
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Unjust and Unhealthy HIV, TB, and Abuse in Zambian Prisons Map of Zambian Prisons Visited Fact Sheet Table 1: Basic Statistics for Prisons Visited Table 2: Access to Justice for Prisoners Interviewed Summary Key Recommendations Methodology Table 3:…
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On the night of October 16, 1998, London police arrested Gen. Augusto Pinochet. They were acting on a Spanish warrant charging the former dictator with human rights crimes committed in Chile during his seventeen-year rule. The British courts rejected…
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On November 18, 1996 presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Zambia, five years almost to the day since the first multiparty elections in November 1991. The election results returned President Frederick Chiluba and his Movement for…
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On November 18, 1996, Zambians voted in parliamentary and presidential elections—the second multiparty elections since the end in 1991 of twenty-seven years of authoritarian and mostly single-party rule, under former president Kenneth Kaunda. The Movement…
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On March 4, 1993 President Chiluba declared a state of emergency, alleging the existence of a plot to overthrow the government by illegal means. The plot, known as the “Zero Option Plan,” was said to have been devised by members of the opposing United…