Give to SCWA

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

Participants at the Kasai pilot event

This 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. 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.

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.

SCWA is also developing a training resource for church leaders. The resource has been piloted very successfully at two locations in DR Congo, and further pilot events are in the pipeline.

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.