How Tribal Women Stop Witch Hunts

Indian women building businesses courtesy of microlending are using their newfound independence to fight the longstanding practice of witch-hunting. And I do mean literal witch-hunting.

A woman was accused of causing disease in livestock. Group members gathered in a vigil around her home and the home of the accuser. They stated their case to the accuser’s wife, who intervened. The accuser’s husband[1] ultimately recanted his accusation and asked forgiveness.

Give someone a tiny taste of freedom, and watch what she does with it.

Via Jezebel.


  1. I think this must be a mistake on the part of LiveScience, as I doubt the accuser had both a wife and a husband.  ↩