Submission in response to call for input by the OHCHR on Social
development challenges faced by persons with albinism,
including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
21 November 2021
Submitting organizations:
The Africa Albinism Network, Standing Voice, The Albino Foundation, Source of the Nile
Union of Persons with Albinism, Albinism Advocacy for Access South Africa, Divine
Connexion World Wide, Associação Ze Manuel Pinto, Alive Albinism Initiative, Albinism
Foundation of Zambia and Organization for integration and promotion of people with
albinism (OIPPA) welcome the opportunity to jointly submit their contribution to the
OHCHR study on Social development challenges faced by persons with albinism,
including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This, the submission will provide information on the situation in 10 African countries:
namely Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique,
Ghana, Malawi and Benin.

Contributing Organisations Profiles

● Africa Albinism Network, established in February 2021 is a consortium of
organizations 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.

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