How An Energy Crisis Is Killing Women In Tanzania

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Women in Tanzania are being hunted and murdered for witchcraft. What are the real reasons behind these injustices?

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Energy Poverty is Sexist
‘The International Energy Agency reports that around 19% of the world’s population, or 1.3 billion people around the world have NO access to electricity. In sub-Saharan Africa 7 out of 10 people don’t have access to electricity.’

Elderly women in Tanzania fear spate of murderous witch hunts
Reuters – http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/30/us-tanzania-women-witches-idUSKBN0MQ00T20150330#briuoDUbvykfULAd.97
‘Kidawa, 78, of Igigwa village in Tanzania’s northwestern Tabora region, is one of a rising number of women targeted by vigilantes accusing witches of fuelling the murder of albinos whose body parts are prized in black magic.’

Women and Poverty
UN WomenWatch –
‘More than 1 billion in the world today, the great majority of whom are women, live in unacceptable conditions of poverty, mostly in the developing countries. Poverty has various causes, including structural ones. Poverty is a complex, multidimensional problem, with origins in both the national and international domains.’




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