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UN Workshop

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

UN meeting to tackle witchcraft-related attacks on people with albinism In numerous countries around the world, witchcraft-related beliefs and practices have resulted in serious violations of human rights including, beatings, banishment, cutting of body parts, amputation of limbs, torture and murder. Women, children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, particularly persons with albinism, are particularly vulnerable. Despite the seriousness of these human rights abuses, there is often no robust state led response. A ground-breaking workshop at the UN Headquarters in Geneva on 21-22...

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Conference July 2015

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Conference July 2015

The First International Workshop on Oculocutaneous Albinism in Sub-Saharan Africa was held in Douala, Cameroon on July 24-25, 2015. Read more about the Colloque international sur l’albinisme oculocutané en Afrique subsaharienne.

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Post from Geita

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Blogs, News | 0 comments

Geita, Tanzania 30 May 2014   Hello everyone. I am Tjitske de Groot, 22 years old, from the Netherlands. Together with a friend I am working as an intern at Nelico in Geita, Tanzania. We are working for the albinism department of this Tanzanian NGO. We are collaborating with the Tanzania Albino Society (TAS). This is an organization that advocates the rights of people with albinism in Tanzania. TAS Geita is the local branch of this national organization. The objectives of the organizations are: To empower people with albinism To raise awareness about albinism in the larger community To...

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