Submission in response to call for input by the OHCHR on the
impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human rights of young
people – Human Rights Council Resolution 48/12
14 February 2022
Submitting organisations
The Africa Albinism Network, Albinism Advocacy for Access South Africa, Divine
Connexion World Wide, Associação Ze Manuel Pinto, Albinism Foundation of Zambia
welcome the opportunity to jointly submit their contribution to the OHCHR study on
the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the human rights of young people pursuant
the Human Rights Council Resolution 48/12.
This submission will provide information on the situation in 5 African countries
namely; South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Benin. The
submission will focus on the experiences of youth with albinism whose voices are
often underrepresented in such discussions. The individual country submissions are
made by youth with albinism working in organisations of persons with albinism in
these countries.

Contributing Organisations Profiles

● Africa Albinism Network, established in February 2021 is a consortium of
organisations 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 ensure that 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, 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.

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