IB2017/28 Sorcery Accusation–Related Violence in Papua New Guinea Part 1: Questions and Methodology

DPA In Brief

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Miranda Forsyth, Judy Putt, Thierry Bouhours, Brigitte Bouhours

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This In Brief sets out the main research questions and summarises the methodology of a major study into sorcery accusation–related violence (SARV) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The study began in November 2016 and will run for four years. Funded by the Papua New Guinea – Australia Partnership, the project is a partnership between academics at the Divine Word University and the National Research Institute in PNG and the Australian National University. Local researchers and data collectors are also playing a crucial role in gathering information and analysis.

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