Africa Albinism Alliance Submission in response to call for input for report on 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Submission by Africa Albinism Alliance to the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances. 8 August 2021 Submitting organisation: The African Albinism Alliance, established in February 2021 is a consortium of organizations working to promote – through human rights advocacy – the dignity, rights and welfare of persons with albinism and their family members in Africa. The Alliance aims to be a professional regional entity, committed to building strong partnerships with various organizations representing persons with albinism, particularly in Africa, to ensure that the Regional Action Plan (2017-2021) and its replacement: the African Union Plan of Action to End Attacks and other Human Rights Violations Targeting Persons with Albinism (2021-2031) is implemented at the national level with concrete measures, including through national action plans with multi-year budgets; and that the positive effects of these measures concretely advance the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism in the Africa region. The Alliance is currently in its pilot phase (March 2021 – March 2023). Contact: info@actiononalbinism.org Introduction: The African Albinism Alliance appreciates the opportunity to provide the information below to the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (Special Rapporteur on Racism) to inform her upcoming report on 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. Despite experiencing racial discrimination on the basis of colour, persons with albinism in Africa have not effectively benefited from the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and the accompanying legislative, policy, programmatic frameworks at the country level that give effect to this declaration. Part of the reason for this is the lack of recognition, understanding and consensus that the discrimination experienced by persons with albinism on the basis of their colour is a manifestation of racial discrimination. The African Albinism Alliance asks the Special Rapporteur to provide guidance on the issue in her upcoming report. In addition, the organisation also 1|Page

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