Witchcraft Accusations and Persecution (WAP)In the 21st Century countless women, children, elderly and disabled suffer human rights violations due to malevolent spiritual beliefs
Witch DoctorsFaith leaders in different cultures often promote beliefs in witchcraft and offer cures for this perceived evil
ChildrenThe most vulnerable groups are often targets of these kids of abuse. In many parts of the world this includes children
Women400 years after the killings of suspected witches in Europe, women across the world are still being falsely accused of witchcraft and abused
People with Albinism (PWA)In many parts of Africa PWA are hunted and killed for their body parts. This is part of a larger pattern of similar abuse that takes place across the world

Welcome to WHRIN

“Witch-hunting is like an infectious disease and is slowly spreading to newer areas. Solutions will have to be found to eradicate this evil practice” – Neeva Konwar, National Commission for Women, India.
The Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) is a response to the wide-spread violations of human rights that take place around the world due to the beliefs in witchcraft and spirit possession. Our work enables greater understanding and awareness of these complex issues so that solutions can be developed to prevent further violations of human rights from taking place.

WHRIN provides a comprehensive, free, on-line information resource, bespoke training and consultancy services and opportunities for networking with other like-minded people. We advocate for change and showcase positive interventions being carried out by communities around the world.

We value and encourage your participation in this network. Together, through sharing our knowledge, ideas and inspiration, WHRIN believes that we can help create a world where all people may live freely without fear of their rights being abused due to the belief in witchcraft or spirit possession. We look forward to working with you to make this happen.

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