Albinism Awareness Day 13 June

International Albinism Awareness day will be observed 13 June 2017 across the globe with an aim to stop the brutalities against people with albinism. Albinism is a genetic condition resulting in little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.

In several cultures around the world, and particularly in many African countries, people with albinism live in constant fear of murder.

The documentary, along with several other films, has been a powerful tool in the fight against persecution of people with albinism.
International Albinism Awareness Day was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 18, 2014.

The resolution “encourages UN Member States to continue their efforts to protect and preserve the rights of persons with albinism to life, dignity and security, as well as their right not to be subject to torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and to continue their efforts to ensure equal access for persons with albinism to employment, education, justice and the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health.”

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