What’s Current: Six men arrested for killing woman and her children after accusing her of ‘witchcraft’

  • Six men have been arrested in India on allegations of killing a woman and four children for “witchcraft.” CNN reports:

“The persecution of women accused of witchcraft is especially common in rural areas in the eastern Indian states of Odisha and Jharkhand. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 134 people were killed in 2016 on suspicion of witchcraft.”

  • An Action Aid study of girls and young women aged 14-21 in the UK, India, Brazil, and Kenya, indicates that a fifth worry about sexual harassment every day.
  • Nurses and midwives in Ireland strike for better compensation and working conditions, while the government says they need to reserve funds for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
  • A new report reveals that a woman or girl is killed every 2.5 days in Canada.
  • Women in Kenya maintain the village of Umoja as a women-only village, providing sanctuary for girls fleeing female genital mutilation and women fleeing abuse.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.