Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New Coalition Seeks to Combat Abuse, Stigma Around the World

India Annamanthadoo a third-year externship student for the Human Rights Watch disability rights division, writes:

"This week, I witnessed a historic moment in human rights advocacy and empowerment: people with albinism from around the world unanimously voted to form a global alliance on albinism.

From January 26 to 28, civil society groups representing people with albinism from six continents gathered in Paris to lay the foundation for an international coalition to combat the attacks, stigmatization, and discrimination people with albinism – a relatively rare condition caused by a lack of melanin or pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes – face worldwide."

Read the full story at HRW.org News