albinism

 
Scapegoat for a desperate community
Scapegoat for a desperate community
Rowan du Preez was an albino and petty criminal who lived in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats. In 2012, he was kidnapped and necklaced, dying later in...
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
In the last decade, close to 200 killings and more than 500 attacks on people with albinism have been reported in 27 sub-Saharan African countries....
Waiting to disappear: The danger of being too pale
Waiting to disappear: The danger of being too pale
Sometimes, as a child, Ikponwosa Ero would scare herself looking in the mirror. “I would forget that I had white skin,” she says. “After...
The Tanzania Albinism Collective
The Tanzania Albinism Collective
It’s not easy for people with albinism in Tanzania. Quite the opposite: their problems are immense, and some are life-threatening. Since 2000, at...
People living with disabilities forced into marriage and sexual violence
People living with disabilities forced into marriage and sexual violence
The parents of a woman with disabilities arranged for her to be sexually abused to “take care of her sexual desire”. In another case, a woman...
​Bones of gold: 'You never know when someone will kidnap you'
​Bones of gold: 'You never know when someone will kidnap you'
A group of children shout excitedly as they chase after the car passing on a gravel road at the foot of Mount Mulanje in southern Malawi. 
[Video]Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa
[Video]Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa
People with albinism in Malawi face kidnapping and mutilation because of misguided beliefs that they can bring wealth.
Bones of Gold: Report reveals how people with albinism are abducted and killed for their body parts
Bones of Gold: Report reveals how people with albinism are abducted and killed for their body parts
Malawians with albinism live in increasing fear of being attacked, abducted and killed for their body parts, a new Amnesty International report reveals. ...
Cousin Willie: Still beyond the pale as a loveable rogue
Cousin Willie: Still beyond the pale as a loveable rogue
Cousin Willie Ntsele is proud of his calloused pair of hands.

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