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Understanding accusations of child witchcraft – Activity

A tool to discuss this sensitive issue and its harmful impact on child development


This activity has three aims:

  • To introduce the topic of the abuse of children and the part played by accusations of witchcraft made against children (Part 1)
  • To identify some supposed signs which lead to accusations of witchcraft against children (Part 2)
  • To gain a better understanding of normal child development, and the effects of trauma on development, and to see that the supposed signs which lead to accusations of witchcraft are in fact part of normal child development, particularly if the child has suffered from abuse or trauma (Part 3)

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