Give to SCWA

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

Delegates at the SCWA forum in London, October 2018.

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 also offers a training resource for church leaders. Following very successful pilots in Togo and DR Congo, ‘The¬†Heart of the Matter’¬†is now¬†complete, and is already in the hands of several organisations which engage with the issue.

It’s heartening, too,¬†to see organisations with a global influence taking the issue of child witch accusations seriously. 2017 saw a UN workshop on witchcraft and human rights, which was followed by a conference on the subject in January 2019. SCWA was delighted to speak at both events.

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.