Tanzania: Albinism in Tanzania – What Can Be Done to Break the Stigma


Sumary of Tanzania: Albinism in Tanzania – What Can Be Done to Break the Stigma:

  • The light physical appearance of people with albinism is caused by an inherited condition which results in a lack of melanin..
  • Because of their appearance, all over the world, people with albinism are often socially excluded and frequently (and sometimes violently) discriminated against..
  • They’re prevented from having the same opportunities, for instance at school or when looking for employment, which can result in poverty..
  • For example, people with albinism are believed to be ghosts and their body parts are said to bring good fortune..
  • Between 2000 and 2019 in Tanzania, 76 people with albinism were killed and 182 people survived physical attacks..
  • In recent years, various stigma reduction interventions have been implemented in Tanzania by human rights groups, such as Under The Same Sun and Standing Voice..
  • However, no academic research has yet been done on what would be an effective way of reducing albinism-related stigma..
  • I’ve conducted extensive research into stigma reduction interventions in local communities and the formal education system in Tanzania….

Want to know more click here go to source.

From -
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.