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 PRESS STATEMENT
by
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS FORUM

CONDEMNING ATTACKS ON PERSONS WITH ALBINISM: THE CASE OF MACDONALD MASAMBU

A Call for urgent, swift and decisive investigations by Government and the Police

We, the undersigned Human Rights Defenders—a network of a number of non-governmental organizations with an interest in the protection of human rights of  all persons without discrimination—, under the Human Rights Defenders Forum (HRDF), are deeply concerned  and disturbed by the unabated frequency and rate of attacks on persons with albinism  in the country. 

Today, CHRR has handed over twenty bicycles to community volunteers in the area of Senior Chief Mkumbira in Nkhatabay district. This comes under a project that aims at addressing abuse, discrimination and violence against persons with albinism, people accused of witchcraft and LGBTI persons.

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) continues to take role models to primary schools in the remote areas of traditional authority (T/A) Liwonde in Machinga district.

This comes under Yes I Do project which aims to address child marriages and teenage pregnancies in the district.