37th Session (Virtual) of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights
and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), 15-26 March 2021
African Albinism Alliance1 Statement on the Situation of Children with
Albinism in Africa

Hon. Chairperson, all protocol observed
On behalf of The African Albinism Alliance (AAA), A newly formed
consortium of organizations working in Africa to promote the
implementation of the AU Plan of Action on Albinism,
We congratulate the incoming members of the committee and extend
our gratitude to the outgoing members for their support in advocating
for rights and welfare of children with albinism in Africa, particularly in
Tanzania where reported attacks against people with albinism have
decreased significantly.
Nonetheless, we remain concerned about the ongoing reports of
violence against children with albinism in Malawi, Mozambique, and
Zambia. In the period of 2020-2021, eleven incidents have been reported
in the three States. About half of these cases involved children between
the ages of 0 to 12. In Malawi, two girls survived abduction, in
Mozambique one boy was murdered, another went missing, and an eight
month old baby survived trafficking by his parents, and in Zambia, a man
who was a father of 3 children was murdered.
To date, no mastermind behind these violent crimes has ever been
unmasked, prosecution remains slow and accused persons killed in

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A newly formed consortium of organizations working in Africa to promote the implementation of the AU Plan of
Action on Albinism. For more, see actiononalbinism.org

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