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Leo Igwe

Leo Igwe was the Western and Southern African representative to IHEU, the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He has bravely worked to end a variety of human rights violations, including anti-gay hate, sorcery, witchcraft, ritual killing, human sacrifice, “untouchability”, caste discrimination, “child witch” superstition, and anti-blasphemy laws. He is presently enrolled in a three year research programme on “Witchcraft accusations in Africa” at the University of Bayreuth, in Germany.

"Beyond Humanism: Emerging Technologies and African Futures"   Beyond Humanism Conference  (Jul 15, 2019)

"Youths and the Imperative of Humanism in Africa"   Ethical Technology   (Jul 13, 2016)

"Atheism Reduces Maternal Mortality in Nigeria"   Brighter Brains  (Apr 7, 2016)

"The Challenge of Secularism and Human Rights in Africa"   Brighter Brains Institute  (Mar 27, 2016)

"#26: Atheism in Zambia - skeptical, rational thought in a very superstitious country"   Butterflies and Wheels  (Dec 6, 2015)

"Reverse Missionaries: Are African Churches Exporting Homophobia to the West?"   Ethical Technology  (Oct 6, 2015)

"Against Sainthood for Benedict Daswa: Why Replace Sangoma Witchcraft with Catholic Witchcraft?"   African Spotlight  (Sep 23, 2015)

"Heart of Humanism Award and Witch-hunts in Africa"   Ethical Technology  (Sep 18, 2015)

"The Misogyny Behind Witchcraft Accusations"  (Sep 12, 2015)

"The Politics Of Gay Marriage In Nigeria"   Modern Ghana  (Aug 26, 2015)

"Humanism And Anti-Intellectualism In Nigeria"   ModernGhana  (Aug 25, 2015)

"Child Witchcraft Accusations in Ivory Coast"   Ethical Technology  (Jul 12, 2015)

"Media and Critical Reporting of Traditional Medicine Claims in Africa"   Ethical Technology  (Jun 26, 2015)

"Atheism in Zambia - skeptical, rational thought in a very superstitious country"   Butterflies and Wheels  (Jun 23, 2015)

"African Development: Is Kicking Out Christianity and Islam the Answer?"   Africa Futures Project  (Jun 13, 2015)

"Albino Killings and Humanism in Malawi"   Ethical Technology  (Jun 12, 2015)

"Ritual Killing and Skepticism in Zambia"   Ethical Technology  (Jun 9, 2015)

"Albino Killings, Witchcraft, And Political Elections In Tanzania"   Modern Ghana  (Jun 5, 2015)

"From Children of ‘Witches’ to ‘Child Witches’ in Ghana"   GhanaWeb  (May 26, 2015)

"Understanding Witchcraft and Witch Sanctuaries in Northern Ghana"   GhanaWeb  (May 22, 2015)