By Dr. Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) condemns the destruction of houses and property of alleged witches in remote areas in Malawi. News from the country side says that some witch hunting villagers raided some communities today. According to local sources, an irate mob has demolished at least six apartments and otherContinue reading “Malawi Must Protect Lives and Property of Alleged Witches”
By Dr. Leo Igwe The need to combat allegations of witchcraft, the attack and killing of alleged witches in Malawi has become quite urgent. The bloodletting linked to witchcraft allegations has become mind-boggling and must stop immediately. In the past years, humanists in Malawi have worked to address this problem, and bring an end toContinue reading “Towards an Effective Advocacy Against Witch Persecution in Malawi”
Par Leo Igwe L’engagement pour la défense des Présumés Sorciers (connu anglais sous l’acronyme AfAW) lance par le biais de cette annonce La Décennie d’Activisme contre La Persécution des Présumés Sorciers en Afrique :2020-2030. L’objectif principal de cette initiative est la création d’une Afrique dénouée de chasses aux présumés sorciers à travers la sensibilisation desContinue reading “2020-2030 : La Décennie d’Activisme contre la Persécution des Présumés Sorciers en Afrique.”
By Dr. Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) hereby announces a Decade of Activism against Witch Persecution in Africa: 2020-2030. The main objective of this initiative is to create a witch hunting free Africa by sensitizing Africans on witch hunting and spearheading the advocacy for alleged witches in Africa within the next tenContinue reading “2020-2030: Decade of Activism Against Witch Persecution in Africa”
By Dr. Leo Igwe One of the state’s overarching obligations is protection of its citizens. Accordingly, a modern state must fulfill—or be made to fulfill—this duty. The state is supposed to ensure the security of lives and property. Discussions on the responsibility to protect human lives have mainly focused on four key areas: genocide, warContinue reading “Witch Hunting Requires An International Response”
By Dr. Leo Igwe The Okinibi, or Night Spirits, brutally murder those accused of witchcraft in the Aodoka community, Central Nigeria. Leo Igwe reports. I just returned from a short visit to Idoma land in Benue state in Central Nigeria. A medical doctor whom I met at a local conference in Ibadan drew my attentionContinue reading “Okinibi: The Witch-Hunters of Aodoka, Nigeria – a Report by Leo Igwe”
Intervening in cases of witchcraft allegations and witch hunting is a moral duty. It is a social obligation that should be fulfilled. Victims of witchcraft allegations are usually defenceless, helpless vulnerable members of the population, children, elderly persons and people living with disabilities.