My second book, The Lost Children, deals with faith-based abuse of children and in particular, African Witchcraft. I posted up a few videos on this blog a while back along with a post I’d written to try to open the eyes of those who don’t want to acknowledge the problem. And it is a problem that seemingly continues to grow in the UK.
This article from today’s Guardian newspaper talks primarily about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and its increase, but it also acknowledges the continued rise in abuse related to witchcraft.
Things are being done but not nearly enough. In fairness, these sort of crimes are difficult to detect due to their nature – they are ‘hidden’ crimes, but if changes are to be made then people need to be made more aware of what goes on.
Please, be aware and spread the word.