30 days of advocacy against Witch-hunts in AfricaTarget:African Union General Assembly & Pan-African Parliament.Sponsored by: South African Pagan Rights Alliance & South African Pagan Council
30 days of advocacy against Witch-hunts in Africa
29 March to 27 April 2010 (Global)
The witchcraft epidemic in Africa is fueled by religious extremism. Practitioners of traditional African religions, traditional healers, witch-doctors and Christian missionaries and religious leaders incite witch-hunts on this continent.
There are comparisons to be made between Africas current witch-craze, European Inquisitions and American witch-hunts. Perhaps the lessons to be learned in Africa are the same as those that needed to be learned by Europeans and Americans; there is no culture without human rights.
All men and women, including Witches, have the right to live without being falsely accused, assaulted, persecuted or murdered.
Say NO to witch-hunts in Africa!
We call on all African nations to:
- halt the persecution of suspected or accused witches,
- uphold and strengthen a culture of human rights for all Africans equally,
- respond appropriately and humanely to inci