NGO Condemns Stigmatization Of Persons With Albinism
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 1, 2023
The Initiative for Advancement of the Albinism Cause, a Non-Governmental Organization, INAAC has condemned social media content promoting the stigmatization of Persons with Albinism in the society.
The founder of INAAC, Miss Joy Odigie, condemned the act in a statement issued today and made available to journalists in Benin, Edo State, on the occasion of the 2023 Zero Discrimination Day marked every year on March 1.
Odigie said it was worrisome that discrimination had continued to heighten against the PWAs, especially owing to negative content being put out on social media space.
Odigie regretted that some of the misinformation about albinism were being propagated by some Persons with Albinism who cared more about financial gains than respect for their fellow Albino.
She called on the media to help in changing the narrative via promoting the right information about albinism as well as demystifying myths.