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International Albinism Awareness Day is a global observance aimed at raising awareness about albinism, a rare genetic condition affecting the skin, hair, and eyes. This annual event seeks to promote the human rights and well-being of individuals with albinism, who often face discrimination, prejudice, and social exclusion due to their unique appearance. The observance focuses on creating a more-inclusive society, celebrating the achievements of people with albinism, and educating the public about the challenges faced by these individuals.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014 to designate June 13th as International Albinism Awareness Day. India, with its diverse and densely populated society, has its share of people with albinism who continue to face challenges in accessing education, healthcare, and employment opportunities, owing to the widespread lack of understanding and misinformation surrounding the condition. It is imperative for the people of India to acknowledge and support this observance, as it seeks to create a more-inclusive and equitable society for individuals with albinism in India and around the world.
In India, International Albinism Awareness Day is marked by various activities and events aimed at increasing understanding and knowledge about this rare genetic condition. Individuals, organizations, and communities come together to organize awareness campaigns, panel discussions, seminars, and cultural programs showcasing the talents of people with albinism. By celebrating the achievements of people with albinism and demonstrating their capabilities and contributions, this observance plays a crucial role in challenging stereotypes, breaking down barriers, and encouraging a more inclusive society. International Albinism Awareness Day is observed annually on June 13th, inviting everyone to join in the efforts to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusivity for these exceptional individuals.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: International Albinism Awareness Day www.albinism.org: National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation www.nhs.uk: Types Of Albinism