This photo taken Aug. 28, 2012 shows a Tanzanian child with albinism at the Kabanga Protectorate Center in Kabanga, Tanzania. (AP/JACQUELYN MARTIN)
September 2, 2014
In Tanzania, myths and misguided beliefs in witchcraft continue to fuel violence against people with albinism. Five attacks against those with the pigmentation disorder were reported in August. Tanzanians are being mutilated for their body parts, as those who believe in superstition claim that an albino hand or leg can be used to gain power and wealth. What should be done to end threats against those with albinism?
In this episode, we speak with:
Gamariel Mboya @GamarielM
Advocate for people with albinism, Under the Same Sun