Ghana: Actionaid Report – ‘Condemned without trial: women and witchcraft in Ghana’

In northern Ghana hundreds of women accused of witchcraft by relatives or members of their community are living in ‘witch camps’ after fleeing or being banished from their homes.

In 2011 the Ghanaian government announced that the witch camps should be closed down as soon as 2012. ActionAid is firmly against the closure of the camps in such as short space of time, because although they can be seen as ghettos, the camps do provide a safe haven for women accused of witchcraft. The women themselves say they would prefer to stay in the camps rather than face discrimination or risk violence or death back home.

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