This year, we successfully integrated Stephen, a german 23-year-old anthropology student into the project in Germany. He visited the project in Ghana, stayed there for 6 week internship and was able to have insights into the work of the WHVEP. Before he visited the project he already stayed in Ghana for one year. From now […]
Our co-worker Martha Timiye passed away on 23.10.2015 in the Atebubu District Hospital, struck by a sudden illness. Martha suffered stigma in her home-town Saboba after a witchcraft-accusation. When we met and interviewed her in Yendi, she happily agreed to move to Atebubu to work as an assitant teacher for the children in Duabone. She […]
Al-Jazeera published a documentary and a report about the work of NGO’s in India against witch-hunts. In general, the presecution and the beliefs are similar to the African witch-hunts. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2013/01/2013121101834161718.html www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/06/magazine-meet-indian-women-hunted-witches-150603092941061.html
From children-of-witches to child-witches in Ghana
This full-length documentary contains historical pictures of a scholar of Evans-Pritchard.
The “Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network” (WHRIN) published a scientific essay by Felix Riedel about child-witch-hunts. www.whrin.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/childreninafricanwitchhuntsfinalversion-1-Felix-Riedel-2.pdf
The photographer Nyani Quarmine shot 15 excellent portraits in Gambaga: http://nyani.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Witch/G0000ZcShI8re9l4/I0000_iDhWlA1XyA
Ghana and Nigeria boast a thriving film-industry. Nollywood-films have at least 2 parts and last at least 130 minutes, anyone can find a good deal of them via youtube. Many of these films visualize witches and witchcraft. An evergreen is “End of the Wicked” from Nigeria, a film blamed for boosting child-witch-hunts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRivyuU151Y “Storybooks” are […]
From 1.1.2015 we are granted the right to hand out contribution receipts in Germany. Our “common public interest” is both humanitarian and development aid. We thank Tingting Zhao and Tanja Walter by Freshfields/Bruckhaus/Dehringer and Kathrin Hichert, who helped us tremendously forward with the application!
This article has helped us a lot: Text: Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt Fotos: Ann-Christine Woehrl http://www.brigitte.de/frauen/gesellschaft/frauen-ghana-1165952/3.html