Experts from a range of fields have gathered in Papua New Guinea to discuss an increase in sorcery killings and come up with ways to stop them.
There have been a spate of gruesome sorcery killings this year, including one where a women was burnt alive on a main street in one of PNG's biggest towns.
The belief in sorcery or witchcraft is widespread in PNG. Even well-educated Papua New Guineans believe supernatural powers can be used to harm or kill.
The conference in Goroka aims to present the government with a comprehensive plan to address the problem.
Some experts believe sorcery killings are becoming more frequent, more violent and spreading to areas where they have never been seen before.
Written By: Liam Fox
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