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Nepal: Nepal woman accused of witchcraft killed

Dhegani Mahato, a 40-year-old mother of two, was burned alive in Nepal after being declared a witch. The attack occurred Friday in Bagauda, 50 miles south of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. According to police, Mahato was attacked by family members and other residents  after a shaman accused her of casting a spell to make a relative sick. To read more click here

Nepal: Jagaran Media Centre

The Jagaran Media Center (JMC)  as a non governmental organization was established in 2000 by journalists from the Dalit community in Nepal. The organization advocates to eliminate caste based discrimination, promote a more equitable, inclusive, and accountable democracy, and environmental justice and sustainable disaster risk reduction through media mobilization. The organisation has been vocal in advocating for the rights of women accused of witchcraft in Nepal.  For website please click here