Witchcraft Accusations – Violence & Torture

Accusations of ‘Witchcraft’ – Women & Girls with disabilities, by Stephanie Ortoleva, President of Women Enabled, Inc

The 2012 report of Rashida Manjoo, UN Special rapporteur on Violence Against Women, focused on gender-related killings of women and pointedly states: “Rather than a new form of violence, gender-related killings are the extreme manifestation of existing forms of violence against women. Culturally and socially embedded, these manifestations continue to be accepted, tolerated or justified — with impunity as the norm.”

Read the report here

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