The Disability Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with the office of the UN Independent expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism hosted a three-day capacity building workshop for frontline organisations working to advance the rights of persons with albinism in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The training which took place from 20-22 August 2018 at the University of Pretoria, was aimed at increasing the knowledge and understanding of human rights amoungst organisations working to advance the rights of persons with albinism in Africa.
The training which is the first in a series of regional trainings planned targetted leaders of organisations representing persons with albinism including Albino Society of South Africa, Zimbabwe Albino Society, Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism, Albinism Society of Kenya, Under the Same Sun, Positive Exposure, The Albino Foundation Nigeria and The Albino Foundation and Source of the Nile Union of Persons with Albinism.
Through a combination of lecturers, panel discussions, group work participants were taught human rights concepts and principles, core international and regional human rights instruments, international and regional human rights mechanisms and how to effectively engage these mechanisms to protect the rights of persons with albinism. Participants also shared experiences and strategies on fundraising, building partnerships and engaging the state.
The training is part of the Disability Rights Unit ongoing work to support the mandate of the UN Independent expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism funded by The Royal Norwegian Government.
For more information contact
Programme Manager, Disability Rights Unit
LLB(Wits), LLM International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy (Galway)
Centre for Human Rights
Faculty of Law
University of Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6398
Cell: +27 (0 )61 473 2638