NGO Reports: Albinos

WHRIN Releases Latest UN Report 2017

Witchcraft Accusations and Persecution; Muti Murders and Human Sacrifice:Harmful Beliefs and Practices Behind a Global Crisis in Human Rights

This report was specifically compiled for the United Nations Expert Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights, in Geneva on 21st and 22nd September 2017.

The report outlines a study of all recorded online cases of human rights abuses linked to beliefs in witchcraft, muti and human sacrifice in 2016.  It aims to provide some background understanding into the work carried out by the United Nations on these issues to date; outline the current scale of the abuses of human rights that are taking place across the world due such harmful beliefs and practices; identify emerging trends and, finally, act as a call to action for all UN, Government and civil society agencies working on these issues to redouble their efforts to develop solutions to prevent further abuses from taking place.

The full report can be downloaded HERE

WHRIN Launches Report to UN – 21st Century Witchcraft Accusations and Persecution

Geneva, March 10th  2014 – WHRIN launches what may be the first ever report into the global scale of witchcraft accusations and persecution, muti killings and human sacrifice at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council. See full report here
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National Graphic: As Tanzania’s Albino Killings Continue, Unanswered Questions Raise Fears

On the 11th October, National Graphic published a piece exploring the current situation for Persons with Albinism in Tanzania: Targeted by witch doctors and underserved by government, East African albinos face many challenges. The article discusses many aspects, including science and superstition, everyday problems and the recent UN report on persons with albinism. Read more here.

Asia: The Asia Foundation 2012 reports

Water shortages and global climate change; long-running sub-national conflicts; human trafficking and gender-based violence; persistent poverty and widening income gaps; weak legal systems and ineffective governance institutions—these are among the critical issues The Asia Foundation is helping to tackle in the 21st century. In fact, The Asia Foundation’s mission, which we refreshed in 2012, has never been in sharper focus: to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia. To read full report click here

Nepal: Amnesty report 2013

Nepal’s failure to punish perpetrators of grave human rights violations and crimes under international law committed during the armed conflict which took place between 1996 and 2006 has created an environment where violations continue to be committed with impunity.
Governance and the rule of law have been greatly compromised in Nepal, and the failure of political parties in May 2012 to agree a new Constitution – mandated by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed six years previously, has only exacerbated the problem.
Successive governments’ decisions to withdraw criminal cases against individuals with political affiliations, promote alleged perpetrators of human rights violations to senior leadership positions and propose amnesties which could cover serious crimes, send a clear message to all potential perpetrators that there will be no consequences for their crimes. Sexual and domestic violence has yet to be tackled effectively by the justice sector anywhere in Nepal; impunity for violence against women is widespread. To read full report click here

WHRIN Report to UN: Exploring the Role of Nollywood in the Muti Murders of Persons with Albinism

 

A Report to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right for the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council on the Attacks and Discrimination Against People With Albinism (PWA). See full report  here

Under the Same Sun: Persons with albinism: Killed for “Muti”

Human body parts are used in muti to support the belief that regular muti medicine will be more effective if human body parts are involved. The body parts are often taken from live victims because of the belief that the intensity of their screams, while being chopped, enhances the potency of the medicine. Read more here.

Attacks on Persons living with albinism in Africa

Persons living with albinism have been kidnapped, mutilated and killed by fellow citizens for the purpose of witchcraft related rituals. The following documents reported attacks  on persons living with albinism in Africa. See here: PWA Attacks in Africa

 

The pressure of modern living has created a huge demand for magic charms to procure luck, money and success, leading inevitably to a surge in the numbers of ‘muti-hunters’ seeking their chief ingredient, albino body parts. The following report looks at the practice of muti killings of albinos. See here Albino Muti Murders

 

Under the Same Sun – Report on recent attacks on persons living with albinism

The following report, documents four separate incidents of brutal attacks on persons with albinism that occurred in Tanzania between January 31st and February 15th 2013. see here Under the Same Sun Report on albino attacks