Archive for March, 2009

Liberia: Rampant Ritual Killings or Gboyo

March 16, 2009

http://www.thepatrioticvanguard.com/article.php3?id_article=1601

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Liberian witches say power is in the blood, so victims should be eaten alive

March 16, 2009

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/-/2558/545722/-/view/printVersion/-/yq0f5nz/-/index.html

Useful resource on witchcraft, displacement and human rights

March 16, 2009
Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. It contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR’s global network of field offices, governments, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and judicial bodies.

A recent search for the word ‘witchcraft’ on the Refworld database identified more than 600 documents with references to this topic. The documents can be sorted by date and relevance and filtered for cross-references to other keywords.

 

Tanzania’s President Seeks Help in Nationwide Witch Hunt

March 16, 2009

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/international/2009/march/Persecuted-Tanzanian-Albinos-Given-Cell-Phones-for-Protection.html

Children forced to practice witchcraft in Salima

March 16, 2009

http://jhr.podbean.com/2009/01/05/children-forced-to-practice-witchcraft-in-salima/

A Human Rights Failure in Nigeria

March 16, 2009

http://nigeria.suite101.com/article.cfm/a_human_rights_failure_in_nigeria

Witchcraft allegations: a protection concern for UNHCR?

March 11, 2009
The Policy Development and Evaluation Service and the Community Development and Gender Equality and Children Section are jointly launching an awareness-raising event dedicated to discussing witchcraft allegations and their relevance to UNHCR.

Gary Foxcroft, Programme Director of the NGO Stepping Stones Nigeria will show a documentary film, “Saving Africa’s Witch Children” and give a presentation on his experiences with witchcraft allegations in Africa.

The PDES Head of Service Jeff Crisp and the CDGECS Children advisor Ron Pouwels will afterwards lead a discussion on how this issue is relevant to UNHCR and what role UNHCR can play in putting an end to these human rights abuses.

The event will take place in the UNHCR Visitor Centre, Rue de Montbrillant 94, on the 6th of April between 16.30- 18.00

 

We look forward to seeing you all,

Best regards,

PDES & CDGECS

Relatives lynch suspected witch in Malindi

March 11, 2009

http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1144006226&cid=527&

Sorcery suspects meet a violent end

March 11, 2009

http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1144006724&cid=349&

Tanzania “Witch-naming” under way

March 11, 2009

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7935048.stm