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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 husband1 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.