The world celebrates International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) 2019 today, June 13, 2019, with the theme Still Standing Strong. IAAD is a call to recognize, celebrate and stand in solidarity with albinism patients around the globe.
The theme calls people to support their cause, right from their achievements to the protection of their human rights. Albinism sufferers face social stigma, obstacles in access to areas of health and education and ignorance in social and political arenas.
And despite all, they STILL STAND STRONG! #stillstrong
Albinism is a congenital condition characterized by complete or partial lack of pigmentation in skin, hair, and eyes. This accompanied by a number of vision defects including amblyopia, nystagmus, and photophobia. The condition can last for years or even a lifetime.
The International Albinism Day #iaad is being observed since 2014, after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring June 13, 2019 as International Albinism Awareness Day.
Let’s pledge our support to offer them equal human rights!