Albinism is a rare condition, a genetically inherited difference that occurs at birth; it is non-contagious and is caused by a lack of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes causing a lack of defense to sunlight and bright light. The 13th of June is the day declared by the United Nations to create awareness about people with albinism and the need for them to get more support globally.
The era of the global outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic has not left out people with albinism as they continue to face a lot of discrimination in some parts of the world, especially in Africa. The United Nations records that in some places, people with albinism are being called “Corona” or “COVID-19” in order to link the spread of the virus to them and cease that as an opportunity to violate their human rights.
International Albinism Awareness Day 2020 has been tagged: “Made to Shine”. The special theme for this year’s celebration is meant to honor people with albinism that have made positive impacts and successes all over the world. The purpose of this day is also to advocate for the respect of the human rights of people with albinism recognizing them as people who require special needs and support.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) celebrates all persons with albinism all over the world on this special day of theirs, we share our opinion that people with albinism should enjoy the full privileges of all human rights and this should be ensured by the governments and other necessary stakeholders. It is our belief that Our world will become truly peaceful if all men and women are treated equally not regarding their skin color.