A good article giving some solutions to the witchcraft belief. and it’s negative effects in societies. In addition I think education can go a long way into addressing these issues. If religious institutions took it upon themselves to actively educated the community when they go to attend religious gatherings then may be it may help in addressing the issues.
Greater awareness of the people being persecuted for witchcraft is leading to more attempts to stop that persecution. Proposed solutions come from three main sources: the government, the police and communities.
1. The government
The state responds to violence against so-called witches primarily through legislation. This method codifies the government’s position against either witchcraft itself or people’s response to witchcraft (attacks or accusations). The legislation is meant to prevent what the state considers wrongdoing.
A handful of states in India have enacted laws Tanzanian courts recently sentenced a man to seven years in prison for accusing a neighbor of being a witch; that law also outlaws the practice of witchcraft.
Some communities feel threatened by these laws. Sangomas, or traditional healers, in South Africa recently protested the accusations of and ensuing punishment for practicing witchcraft, according to the newspaper The New Age. “We are now treating our clients in…
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