The Political and Civil Rights of Persons with albinism, particularly
women impacted by albinism in Kenya
Submitted by Positive Exposure-Kenya, NGO based in Kenya1
To: Committee on Civil and Political Rights [Review of the Republic of
Kenya]
Date: January 10, 2020
Contact: jane@positiveexposure-kenya.org
Introduction
1. This report highlights prevailing challenges of civil and political rights of
women impacted by albinism in Kenya in light of various developments,
the most recent one being the country visit by the UN Independent
expert on albinism and the recent general comment2 by the CCPR on the
right to life which underscores that “States parties to take special
measures of protection towards persons in situation of vulnerability
whose lives have been placed at particular risk because of specific
threats. The report is a partial review on Kenya’s implementation of the
Positive Exposure-Kenya an education , arts and advocacy organization www.positiveexposure-kenya.org
that exists to promote the wellbeing of persons with albinism a community of high alert rights
violations across Africa. In Kenya Persons with albinism (PWA) are misunderstood, marginalized, and even
attacked and killed because of their genetic condition.
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