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Advocacy for Alleged Witches Needs Your Help this Year, 2023


Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Publisher Founding: September 1, 2014

Location: Fort Langley, Township of Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Journal: African Freethinker

Journal Founding: November 1, 2018

Frequency: Once (1) per year

Review Status: Non-Peer-Reviewed

Access: Electronic/Digital & Open Access

Fees: None (Free)

Volume Numbering: 1

Issue Numbering: 1

Web Domain: 

Individual Publication Date: March 03, 2023

Issue Publication Date: TBD

Author(s): Dr. Leo Igwe

Author(s) Bio: Dr. Leo Igwe is the Founder of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, the Founder & CEO of Advocacy for Alleged Witches, and the Convener of the Decade of Activism Against Witch Persecution in Africa: 2020-2030.

Word Count: 414

Image Credit(s): Leo Igwe.

Keywords: Advocacy for Alleged Witches, AfAW, Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Leo Igwe, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, social media, survivors, witch persecution, Zambia.

*Please see the footnotes and bibliography after the article.*

Advocacy for Alleged Witches Needs Your Help this Year, 2023

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches needs your support this year to fulfill its mission of realizing a witch hunting free Africa in 2030. We are counting on you as a friend, sponsor, and supporter to deliver on our vision. Thanks to your support since 2020 we have been able to intervene in over 25 cases of witch persecution across the region. We have been able to highlight and address abuses linked to imputations of harmful magic and ritual attacks in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, and Zambia.

In Nigeria, the AfAW helped relocate a man who was accused of tying the destinies of people in his community in Imo state in 2020. We worked with his family members to relocate and support him until he passed away last year. The AfAW has been able to support child survivors of witchcraft accusation in Plateau and Ogun states (in Nigeria), including a schoolgirl from Liberia who was accused and subsequently expelled from the school. We have extended help to victims and their families in Cross River, Delta, Abia, Ebonyi, Anambra, Adamawa, Rivers, Benue, Bayelsa and other parts of Nigeria. The AfAW has pressured the police, other state actors, human rights agencies and civil society groups to intervene and support alleged witches and ensure access to justice in Nigeria and beyond. We have provided legal, humanitarian and psychological support to sufferers and survivors of witch persecution. The AfAW has organized public enlightenment programs and used mainstream and social media platforms to reach, educate and reorient the public.

Thanks to your support the AfAW will do more to save lives and protect victims of witchcraft allegations in 2023. That is the reason I ask you to consider making a donation to support our work this year. With your donations we will sustain our advocacy work and turn the tide against witch hunters and persecutors everywhere. You can donate as an individual or as a group. You can help us fund raise or explore other funding raising opportunities within your organisation, community or country. People notify us about witch persecution cases at anytime, in the early morning and late at night. Time is of essence because witchcraft accusation is a form of death sentence in many parts of Africa.

So I urge to help put the AfAW in the position to promptly act and take action against witch persecution 247!

Please donate and support the advocacy against witch persecution in Africa today.

Leo Igwe Ph.D


A accused woman stoned to death by a mob in Malawi.

Accused woman who died after taking some poisonous concoctions to exonerate herself in Liberia.

With two children accused of witchcraft in Plateau (Nigeria) in 2019.






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