Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: In the Oceania region, north of Cape York, Australia, the country of Papua New Guinea suffers under a hood of violence against women that still runs unabated, especially for those who live at the very bottom of society with little legal recourse or […]

Ghana’s Witch Camps Slow to Close

Ghana’s Witch Camps Slow to Close

Joana Mantey – Voice of America – Friday, 01 June 2012 (originally published 24 May) ACCRA – In northern Ghana, efforts are under way to disband six shelters for women accused of sorcery, known as “witch camps.” Policy makers and some non-profit groups are working together to get the women reintegrated into their communities, but […]

Pro bono lawyers protect Ghana women accused of witchcraft

Pro bono lawyers protect Ghana women accused of witchcraft

Olesya Dmitracova – WNN Opinion (WNN) PARIS/AFRICA: What links a British-based law firm to an initiative aimed at protecting women in Burkina Faso from accusations of witchcraft? The answer’s global pro bono work. Earlier this year, a charity caring for older people, HelpAge International, asked Advocates for International Development (A4ID) to help with its work […]