Parents Decry Social Exclusion of Albinos in Northern Uganda

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Rebecca Mashala one of the persons living with albinism dropped out of school for fear of stigma - Photo by Dominic Ochola

Rebecca Mashala one of the persons living with albinism dropped out of school for fear of stigma - Photo by Dominic Ochola

In short
Parents say that children with the condition in parts of northern Uganda are suffering from marginalization, longstanding stigma and social exclusion from within their families and communities. Based on their skin colour, they are feared, held with suspicion and believed to have supernatural powers.

 

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