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In Conversation with Miranda Forsyth- Sorcery Accusation Related Violence in Papua New Guinea

In PNG and many countries around the world, sorcery and witchcraft are used as lenses to make sense of traumatic and difficult events in the world, particularly death and illness. When people believe in sorcery and witchcraft, it carries with it the assumption that others will practise and use its power to do harm. When death and misfortune arrives in communities, these assumptions are channelled through accusations, which are often followed through with gruesome results.

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