AFRICA ALBINISM ALLIANCE
The African Albinism Alliance was put in place in February 2021 after months of planning by its founding supporters. The Alliance is a consortium of organizations working to promote – through human rights advocacy – the dignity, and welfare of persons with albinism and their family members. 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).
Our vision is an Africa that is safe for, and inclusive of, everyone regardless of status, disability or genetic difference such as albinism
To provide support to organizations representing persons with albinism across Africa and to ultimately ensure the implementation of 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) including through National Action Plans on Albinism with multi-year budgets and human rights-based advocacy.
These are the core values of the Africa Albinism Alliance:
- Protection of human dignity and human rights
- People with albinism-centred
- Improve the quality of leadership of organizations representing person with albinism
All advocacy groups promoting the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism in the Africa region are considered general members of the Alliance.
The Alliance will seek out, short or long-term partnerships, with various organizations in accordance with its strategic plans and to actualize its mission.nce.
Martin Haule, Administrator
Perpetua Senkoro, Regional Coordinator, Human Rights & Advocacy
The Africa Albinism Alliance is grateful for the support of Under the Same Sun, Wellspring and other anonymous and voluntary contributors. Please contact us if you wish to contribute to funding support of this alliance.
The technical and administrative oversight of the Alliance is currently entrusted to, and led by Under the Same Sun.