Using Mobile Phones to Track Anti-Witchcraft Violence in Papua New Guinea

Sarah Logan
Philip Gibbs

This short paper details a pilot project using mobile phones to record and report data about accusations of witchcraft at funerals. The pilot is part of a growing body of work that uses mobile phones to collect and record data in environments that are otherwise difficult to reach, and for a wide range of purposes, including health, education, agriculture and development. The project also shares important features with conflict-mapping programs which use mobiles phones to track and map outbreaks of violence. However, this pilot is the first to apply these new research techniques to the problem of anti-witchcraft violence.

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Submitted by Toksave
March 23, 2021
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