UN Experts propose plan to end harmful practices related to witchcraft
Over 100 United Nations officials collaborated with international experts in Geneva to establish effective means of combating human rights violations related to witchcraft. Officials advocated that measures must be comprehensive while enshrining inalienable human rights. Examples of concrete measures discussed include strengthened data collection, grassroots collaboration with traditional health practitioners, and the regulation of “independent faith-based practices”. The approach will integrate legislative action with the improvement of socio-economic livelihoods and significant community engagement. The initiative is a part of the larger UN action plan to end all forms of violence against women under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.