In Photos: Accused of Committing Black Magic

This is a selection of photos that were taken especially to inform you about “sanguma” which is a Papua New Guinean word meaning black magic or sorcery. If something weird occurs in a village, people, most commonly women, are often accused of committing black magic, or of being a witch. They are then cast out of their homes and attacked or killed.

From the spokesman of Isametoka village in Goroka who shows a grave where two women accused of sanguma were buried to victim JS at a shelter house who operated by Voice for Change, a human rights organisation in Minj, Jiwaka province, all these photos will inform about this strange thing that occurs there.

Check them out for more information and start to see our world through photos!

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