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Learning from HRDs: Sorcery related violence in Papua New Guinea

Friday 5 February 2016, 1.00PM

Speaker(s): Monica Paulus, Highlands WHRD Network, CAHR visiting fellow

Papua New Guinea is a linguistically and culturally diverse country that shares a traditional belief in and practice of sorcery within its 22 provinces. Sorcery accusations result in violence that violates individuals' rights, particularly those of women and children. Monica Paulus will discuss the difficulties people accused of sorcery face in defending themselves.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

This talk is part of CAHR's Learning from HRDs lecture series where visiting human rights defenders from across the world discuss current human rights issues they face in their work.

Location: ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resource Centre (ARRC), Alcuin College, University of York, Heslington, York

Admission: Free