Give to SCWA

Stop Child Witch Accusations (SCWA) is taking a stand against the appalling abuse whereby children are falsely accused of being witches.

Plenary sessionThis practice is widespread and growing, especially in areas where ignorance and harmful beliefs have taken root. Children who are targeted by these accusations can suffer rejection, violence, even death. Many of the street children BCT works with in the DRC have been targeted in this way.

SCWA, of which BCT is a founder member, is a coalition of organisations and individuals who are committed to raising awareness of this abuse and bringing it to an end.

Its vision is to bring together different organisations and social players, to inform them of the extent of the problem and encourage and equip them to tackle the issue.

One of SCWA’s key focuses is working with pastors, as well as other community leaders. While many churches are champions of children and their rights, some are perpetuating the problem, due to lack of proper theological training or accountability.

How your donation will be used

Your gift will be used to mobilise, train and resource churches and leaders to address beliefs that harm children and to help them to create communities where children can grow up free from violence and abuse.