Luanda — The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, condemned this Sunday the discrimination towards albinos.
In a message posted on his account on the social community Twitter, João Lourenço expressed his solidarity with all Angolans that suffer only for being born albinos.
“On at the present time of battle towards discrimination towards albinos, which we strongly condemn, we prolong our embrace of solidarity …”, wrote the Head of State.
In keeping with the Angolan President , albinos deserve the love of society and social inclusion and promotion insurance policies of the Authorities.
World Albinism Consciousness Day is widely known on 13 June.
Celebrated for the primary time in 2015, the day was proclaimed by the UN, to disseminate details about albinism and to stop discrimination to albinos, whereas combating their harassment. Celebrating the achievements of individuals with albinism is one other goal of this date.
Albinism is a pigmentary abnormality that results in a really mild pores and skin, hair and eye color. Because of genetic components (recessive genes from mother and father), in albinism there’s a whole absence of pigmentation within the pores and skin, hair system and iris.
Knowledge from the UN signifies that about one in 18,000 individuals on the earth have a kind of albinism.
The information places ahead that lots of of individuals with albinism, largely youngsters, have been attacked, mutilated or killed in a minimum of 25 African international locations.
In Tanzania, the place there’s one albino for each 1,400 Tanzanians, a number of albinos are kidnapped, injured or killed by witchdoctors and healers, given the assumption that their organs possess magical powers, being offered for about 550 euros and utilized in rituals.