Search Results for Tag: witchcraft
Though the practice was outlawed 30 years ago, this is Britain’s first conviction for female genital mutilation
A London mother was found guilty of subjecting her 3-year-old daughter to female genital mutilation on Friday in Britain’s first conviction for FGM – more than 30 years after the practice was outlawed.
Date02.02.2019 | 13:41
TagsEngland, female genital mutilation, FGM, girls' rights, London, NSPCC, witch, witchcraft, women's rights
Imagine this. Suddenly, one day you are accused of practicing witchcraft and are forced to live in isolation by society. You are accused of bewitching a neighbor’s child or of crop failure. You are forced to eat human excreta. Or you are tortured, attacked, doused with gasoline or beaten to death following the forced accusations.
Date24.04.2018 | 13:36
Tagsgender inequality, nepal, poverty, Preeti Shakya, supertitious, Violence against women, widow, witch, witchcraft, women, women's rights
In West Africa, many people believe in supernatural powers. Every year, thousands of women are branded as witches and persecuted. They can only survive in isolated villages.
Date22.11.2016 | 14:48
Tags#allegations of Sorcery, Ann-Christine Woehrl, Gambaga, Ghana, Gushiegu, West Africa, witch, witchcraft, women's rights
Every year, hundreds of women in India are attacked and even murdered after being accused of being witches. DW travelled to India’s eastern state of Jharkhand to take a closer look at what could be behind this often fatal superstition.
Date16.08.2016 | 15:04
TagsAdivasi, Assam, Bodo, Hajong, India, Jharkhand, Rabha, Violence against women, witch hunt, witchcraft, women's rights
According to Afghan police officials, unidentified attackers abducted a German female aid worker in Kabul. Read more about the story and other news about women here.
Date18.08.2015 | 14:55
The belief in witchcraft, sorcery and the occult often times causes people to be wrongly accused of being a witch. In the last couple of months this has led to several killings in India’s eastern state of Assam. Read this story and other news about women here!
Date24.07.2015 | 13:58
Tags#sorcery, Assam, girls' rights, Human trafficking, nepal, occult, trafficking, witch-hunting, witchcraft, women, women's rights
Date05.07.2015 | 22:15
Tags#selfiewithdaughter, #sorcery, Islamic State, jihadist, Narendra Modi, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, witchcraft, women's rights