Regional Action Plan on albinism

Regional Action Plan on Albinism in Africa (2017–2021): English

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Consultative Forum – Action on albinism in Africa

17 to 19 June 2016 - Dar es Salaam (United Republic of Tanzania)


The objective of this three days Forum was to identify specific, concrete and achievable short, medium and long term measures to implement recommendations to address attacks against persons with albinism adopted by various bodies.

Such recommendations include those from OHCHR (A/HRC/24/57), the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/28/75), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (Expert Meeting in 2014, unpublished), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Resolution 263), the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/RES/23/13), Human Rights Treaty Bodies (Including CERD, CEDAW, CRC, CRPD, CESR, HRC, CAT, CRPD), and the universal Periodical Review Mechanism.

The measures in the outcome document below were identified by the over 150 participants from 26 countries in the region representing the civil society, governments, national human rights institutions, regional and international governmental organisations and the academic sector. Discussions and development of specific measures took place in 6 working groups before being presented to and adopted by the plenary.

In addition, participants also expressed their commitment for the implementation of these measures.

The Forum was hosted by the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, the Government of Tanzania: Prime Minister`s Office, the UN Country Team in Tanzania, the Tanzania Commission on Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG), the World Bank, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Standing Voice, Under The Same Sun, the Embassies of Norway, Ireland and the USA in Tanzania, and the Canadian High Commission in Tanzania.

Outcome Document: English | French

High Level Meeting

8 November 2016 – Pretoria (South Africa)

The Independent Expert, with the support of the Open Society Foundation, convened a high-level meeting in Pretoria to consult with representatives from the United Nations, the African Union, Governments and civil society organizations on the draft action plan discussed in June in Dar es Salaam.

This meeting was organised in the margin of the Conference "Advancing the rights of persons with albinism in Africa" held at the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria.

Consultative Working Group Meeting

14-15 November 2016 – Nairobi (Kenya)

The “think tank” elected during the plenary of the Consultative Forum in June 2016 met in Kenya in order to pursue its deliberations on the elaboration of a plan of action to address attacks against persons with albinism.

The think tank, along with selected experts, convened with the support of the Open Society Initiatives of South African and of East Africa, to refine the measures identified in the action plan and to build them into an effective road map containing concrete and achievable time-bound measures designed for the African context.

Outcome document (draft)

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Issues in Focus

RAP Report 2017-2021
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Concept Note on the Elimination of Harmful Practices related to Witchcraft Accusations and Ritual Killings
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COVID-19 and Harmful Practices

Regional Action Plan on albinism

Experts Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights

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