Submission in response to call for input by the OHCHR on Social development challenges faced by persons with albinism, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic 21 November 2021 Submitting organizations: The Africa Albinism Network, Standing Voice, The Albino Foundation, Source of the Nile Union of Persons with Albinism, Albinism Advocacy for Access South Africa, Divine Connexion World Wide, Associação Ze Manuel Pinto, Alive Albinism Initiative, Albinism Foundation of Zambia and Organization for integration and promotion of people with albinism (OIPPA) welcome the opportunity to jointly submit their contribution to the OHCHR study on Social development challenges faced by persons with albinism, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This, the submission will provide information on the situation in 10 African countries: namely Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Malawi and Benin. Contributing Organisations Profiles ● Africa Albinism Network, 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 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. 1 | Page

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