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Understanding sorcery accusation related violence in Papua New Guinea

RegNet Seminar


Miranda Forsyth


Online Event


Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
Sorcery Accusation Related Violence (SARV) has been described as a wildfire spreading throughout Papua New Guinea. Whilst individual horrific attacks are sporadically reported in the news, geographically specific anthropological accounts are produced, and engaged research on civil society interventions is disseminated, there has been little broad-scale and quantitative study of the dynamics of SARV as a particular form of harm.
This seminar presents the high-level findings of a multi-year mixed methods study into SARV in PNG. It will outline its drivers and the opportunities for addressing it, in addition to placing what occurs in PNG into a global context.
About the Speaker
Miranda Forsyth is an Associate Professor at RegNet and has worked on law and justice in the Pacific islands region for the past two decades. She leads the project on Overcoming Sorcery Accusation Related Violence that is a collaboration with PNG’s National Research Institute and Divine Word University.
This event will be delivered online via Zoom. Please register here.


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