Social Justice and Equality for Albino people
Social justice and equality for Albino people cry come at a time when black lives are at its utmost. It makes us rethink many discriminated against minorities in our communities.
I think this is the right time for people who stand for social justice and equality to stand up and advocate for the lives of albinos. Albino lives matter
Why albino lives matter
Women in many countries except are a few are enjoying a certain level if not full gender equality, even though they are still some cases of violence in some countries.
However, they are some group of women who seem to be very neglected and underserved in both the female and male communities.
The albinos. Given their minority in many communities, albinos tend to face a lot of challenges including discrimination and hate. In extreme circumstances, albinos are killed.
The killing of albinos in many communities has been attributed to satanic cultures and rituals in some parts of the World.
However, albinism, a noncontagious and genetically inherited condition, occurs worldwide, regardless of ethnicity or gender.
It most commonly results from the lack of melanin pigment in the hair, skin, and eyes, causing vulnerability to sun exposure. This can lead to skin cancer and severe visual impairment.
Why albinos are prone to social injustices and inequality
Many false beliefs have been attributed to albinos. Such as having sexual intercourse with someone with albinism would make you rich.
Some attributions and myths pose threats to the lives of people. Hence the need for awareness and protections for their rights as human beings.
In one instance in Uganda an albino was quoted saying “Someone who abuses my nature, I feel so bad and so small,” she said. “I feel like even shedding tears.
I feel like going even to collect my mother in the grave to ask her why she produced me in such a color.”
Life tends to be more hard for many of our fellow citizens in Uganda and probably in many parts of the world.
It’s a shame if this happens just because they’re possessing a distinct skin complexion than the rest of the community (Due to extremely little melanin in their skin).
Statistics of United nation about albino lives and social injustice
According to a 2017 United Nations report, people with albinism face discrimination in societies.
This restricts their participation in society on an equal basis with others. As a result, they are more likely to experience social exclusion and poverty.
Let’s join our hands together to help those albinos who have been abandoned by their own people. Those who can’t go to school fees because of their nature.
Let’s join the hands together to raise the social awareness of equality towards albino people. Maybe we can help others understand what albinos go through in their daily life.
In Uganda whose population is now closer to 43 million people, statics show that there 1 albino in every 3,000 Ugandans. This gives us a rough estimate of over 14333 albinos in Uganda today.
Join the Friends for Human survival and development association in fighting for social equality and justice for albino people.