Limpopo Health Department has joined the rest of the world in marking the 13 June day to bring awareness amongst the people with albinism and the rights of people suffering from the disease, under the theme “United in making our voice heard”.
MEC’s spokesperson Thilivhali Muavha says the theme was chosen because the voices of people living with albinism is essential to ensure equality and unity amongst groups of people living with albinism.
MEC Ramathula says people living with albinism continue to suffer widespread discrimination, stigma and social exclusion and many more including women and children being vulnerable, isolated and subject to abuse and violence.
Furthermore, there’s an ongoing notion that albino body parts are good-luck charms or posses magical powers which should be avoided and completely come to an end to protect the people living with albinism from fear and discrimination. The people living with albinism should be empowered to enjoy their full human rights