Two hundred women in Gambaga Witch camp stands the risk of being disenfranchised

Two hundred women in Gambaga Witch camp stands the risk of being disenfranchised

Some women of the Gambaga Witch camp in the Northern region have told TV3 news that they fear they might be disenfranchised during the November polls.

Two hundred women in Gambaga Witch camp stands the risk of being disenfranchised

A section of the residents at the Gambaga Witch camp

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Two hundred women are currently in the segregated community established to accommodate alleged witches who are banished from their communities.

Most of the victims, usually widows and mentally deranged women ran from their families to avoid maltreatment after they have been accused of witchcraft by their family members and the community at large.

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Fati Mumuni who looked bewildered on her arrival in the camp just when the TV crew arrived said she had been chased away by her family who accused her of bewitching a brother’s daughter. She was at a loss when she was going to be accepted back home which coincidentally is where she registered as a voter.

Fati expressed the fear that the women in camp stand the risk of being disenfranchised because they cannot go home to exercise their franchise as voters and urged the government to take a second look at the definition of the right of women.

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Cultural stereotype has seen many women wrongfully accused of witchcraft with some having their children seized from them.

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