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The Invention of Child Witches. Social cleansing, religious commerce and the difficulties of being a parent in an urban culture

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2005

English

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Save the Children UK

A report produced by Save the Children’s programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that highlights the issue of children accused of witchcraft. ‘The Invention of Child Witches’ brings together knowledge gathered by the programme and its partners, acquired through field visits, evaluations and direct work with pastors from the revivalist churches, communities and parents who have accused their children of witchcraft. Serious abuses resulting from harmful traditional practices continue to occur due in part to the absence or distrust of judicial authorities.

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