Research Blog: Breaking the Myth of Albinism

In this blog Tjitske de Groot will keep you updated on her PhD research on the reduction of albinism related stigma in Tanzania at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel as a VLADOC (VLIR-UOS) scholar (2016-2020). Tjitske holds a Master degree in Educational Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a Bachelor degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology from the University of Amsterdam. Contact: tjitske.de.groot@vub.ac.be

24 January 2017: How to break the myth of albinism?

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  How to break the myth of albinism? The first post in a new series by¬†Tjitske de Groot,¬†tjitske.de.groot@vub.ac.be 1 in 1400 people in Tanzania lives with albinism. People living with albinism are often socially excluded and fiercely discriminated in Tanzania, which is a violation of human rights. To improve the wellbeing of these people, interventions to reduce discrimination, or so called stigma, should be implemented. However, little research has been done on the topic of stigma reduction interventions in general. Even less research has been done in the specific case of albinism or...

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