Violence related to accusations of sorcery is a serious problem. It can lead to economic disempowerment, poor health, insecurity, persecution and violence, including torture and murder, particularly for women. Miranda Forsyth from the Australian National University presented on ‘ten things learnt about sorcery accusations in PNG’ at the 2018 State of the Pacific conference on 11 September.
The Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific conference was hosted by the Australian National University in Canberra 10-12 September 2018. The SOTP2018 brought together leading academics, policymakers, business leaders, civil society representatives and the media to present on, discuss and debate current issues of interest concerning the Pacific Islands region.
To learn more about the State of the Pacific 2018 conference http://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/our-projects/state-pacific-2018