Submission in response to call for input by the OHCHR on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human rights of young people – Human Rights Council Resolution 48/12 14 February 2022 Submitting organisations The Africa Albinism Network, Albinism Advocacy for Access South Africa, Divine Connexion World Wide, Associação Ze Manuel Pinto, Albinism Foundation of Zambia welcome the opportunity to jointly submit their contribution to the OHCHR study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the human rights of young people pursuant the Human Rights Council Resolution 48/12. This submission will provide information on the situation in 5 African countries namely; South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Benin. The submission will focus on the experiences of youth with albinism whose voices are often underrepresented in such discussions. The individual country submissions are made by youth with albinism working in organisations of persons with albinism in these countries. Contributing Organisations Profiles ● Africa Albinism Network, established in February 2021 is a consortium of organisations working to promote – through human rights advocacy – the dignity, rights, and welfare of persons with albinism and their family members in Africa. The Alliance aims to ensure that the African Union Plan of Action to End Attacks and other Human Rights Violations Targeting Persons with Albinism (2021-2031) is implemented at the national level, including through national action plans with multi-year budgets; and that the positive effects of these measures concretely advance the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism in the Africa region. 1 | Page

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