Africa Albinism Alliance

Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child
on the situation of children with albinism in Eswatini
Submission by Africa Albinism Alliance, Albinism Society of Eswatini and Swaziland
Association of Persons with Albinism to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the
situation of children with albinism in Eswatini.

18 August 2021
Submitting organisations:
The Africa Albinism Alliance, Albinism Society of Eswatini and Swaziland Association
of Persons with Albinism welcome the opportunity to jointly submit this report for
consideration during the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee) state
review of Eswatini.
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Africa 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 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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Swaziland Association of Persons with Albinism (SAPA) was founded in 2013 by
Philemon Gama and registered in 2016. It is the first Swati Association to raise
awareness on the conditions of persons with albinism (PWA) in Eswatini.

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