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National action plan to tackle child abuse linked to faith or belief: Executive Summary

This is not about challenging people’s beliefs, but where beliefs lead to abuse that must not be tolerated. This plan aims to address certain kinds of child abuse linked to faith or belief. This includes belief in witchcraft, spirit possession, demons or the devil, the evil eye or djinns, dakini, kindoki, ritual or muti murders and use of fear of the supernatural to make children comply with being trafficked for domestic slavery or sexual exploitation. The beliefs which are the focus of this action plan are not confined to one faith, nationality or ethnic community.