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Are there problems with ethnic or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

Zambians are generally very welcoming to foreigners and people of different religions and ethnicities (though, as mentioned above, they can be extremely hostile to LGBTI persons). Gender equality remains a hot-button issue for the Mission, Zambian government, and civil society. Gender-based violence - most often domestic - is unfortunately common. - Jan 4, 2017
Gender equality is a concern, but Zambia is moving to correct that. Which is more than can be said for some other countries. - Jun 8, 2016
Zambia calls itself a Christian country but there are also sizable portions of the population who are Muslim or Hindu. I have not witnessed any religious prejudice but have a sense it might be lurking just beneath the surface. While there is not overt gender prejudice, many Zambians (and Southern Africans in general) tend to default to traditional gender roles. For example, in a staff meeting, I was told that the department was happy to have a woman on the team to make the tea... - May 17, 2016
Not that I have seen. Zambians seem to have fewer issues than many when it comes to race. There is a Christian majority here but all religions seem to be well accepted. - Mar 3, 2015
Not overwhelming issues. - Aug 22, 2014
We havent experienced any. - Jan 29, 2014
On the surface, at least, there seem to be few racial issues---interracial couples seem well accepted, for instance. As an outsider I am sure I don't understand or am privy to everything, though. Zambia has small but significant populations of Arabs, Indians, whites and others. Although Christianity is dominant, and Zambia considers itself a Christian country, other religions are free to practice. There are gender prejudicies, and it is most definitely easier to be a male in Zambian society. - Apr 25, 2013
Yes and no. There is an overtly Christian mentality in the sense that even the government refers to this as a Christian nation, however there doesn't seem to be any tension at all between Christians and Muslims or Hindus. There are some Buddhists as well. Atheism is NOT understood, and there are TONS of missionaries all here with the goal of saving your soul from Satan. - Jul 9, 2010
I don't think so. - Mar 19, 2009
Not really. - Mar 7, 2009
Not that we've experienced. - Aug 23, 2008
Don't think so. - May 18, 2008