Tanzania: Attacks On Elderly Tanzania Women Sparks Plan Against Witch Hunters

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Dar es Salaam — A rising number of attacks on elderly women in Tanzania accused of witchcraft has prompted the launch of a campaign to protect older women in the impoverished east African nation. Human rights groups say deep seated cultural beliefs, the low status of women, and the need to hold someone responsible when misfortune strikes have created a culture where allegations against older women and subsequent violence is tolerated.
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