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Ties that bind: African witchcraft and contemporary slavery

Document number
2937
Date
2012
Title
Ties that bind: African witchcraft and contemporary slavery
Author/publisher
Elizabeth Willmott Harrop
Availability
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Document type(s)
Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
human trafficking, human rights, witchcraft, Africa, children, juju
Summary

In Africa, witchcraft has become inextricably linked to the trafficking in persons for exploitation. However this is not an African problem, but a problem of abuse which extends across the globe. The common factor linking witchcraft and human trafficking is the modern perversion of traditional belief systems for financial gain, at the expense of the grossest violations of human rights.

Elizabeth Willmott Harrop is a UK-based communications professional, writer, researcher and trainer specialising in international human rights advocacy and the rights of women and children.


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