Sorcery Accusation–Related Violence in Papua New Guinea Part 1: Questions and Methodology

Miranda Forsyth
Thierry Bouhours
Brigitte Bouhours

This In Brief sets out the main research questions and summarises the methodology of a major study into sorcery accusation–related violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The study began in November 2016 and will run for four years. Funded by the Papua New Guinea – Australia Partnership, the project is a partnership between academics at the Divine Word University and the National Research Institute in PNG and the Australian National University. Local researchers and data collectors are also playing a crucial role in gathering information and analysis. The study will inform the PNG Sorcery National Action Plan. Agreed to by the PNG government in 2015, the action plan has five core areas, one of which is research.

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March 22, 2021
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