May 6, 2015
by Matt Belenky
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) launched a website on Tuesday aimed at disproving the myths of albinism, the rare condition which is still misunderstood both socially and medically. Albinism affects from one in 5,000 to one in 15,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa, ...[read more]
August 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The UN human rights office on Monday said that the Tanzanian government's system of placing children with albinism in government care centers does not provide this vulnerable group with adequate protection from those who target albinos due to erroneous beliefs and superstitions. The widespread ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday condemned the increase in attacks on those with albinism in Tanzania. Pillay's statement comes following four attacks on albinos over a 16-day period, including three children. Pillay called the attacks "abhorrent" and called upon local ...[read more]

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