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African albinism groups supported


Activities implementing the African Union Plan of Action

Impact of our Human Rights Advocacy


 Albinism groups are interested in continuing to collaborate with AAN to engage AU and UN human rights mechanisms through joint human rights reporting.

Notable direct impacts of human rights advocacy, according to our survey of albinism groups:

  • A decrease in human rights violations of persons with albinism including fewer reported incidences of discrimination.
  • Recognition and collaboration with government institutions such as National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and government ministries​.
  • Improved reasonable accommodation for low vision in the education system of children with albinism.
  • Elevation of issues related to people with albinism to high-level platforms including governmental and intergovernmental bodies.
  • Mainstreaming of albinism issues in the disability rights space.

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“I was the Chairperson of the South Africa National Albinism Task Force for over two years, and most of my leadership tasks were informed by the different human rights instruments and tools from the African Union and United Nations shared by AAN”

Mpho Tjope, Albinism Advocacy for Access – South Africa