The project aims to prevent and control violence and crimes against 120+ persons with albinism by supporting the roll-out of community-based protection mechanisms and improving their economic and living conditions in Machinga district in Malawi.
Malawi has so far registered close to 145 perpetrated crimes against persons with albinism for the sale of body parts The cases involve, 20 murder, 45 cases involving tampering with graves etc. The majority of cases were reported in the district of Machinga. Poverty of persons with albinism has increased their insecurity. It is very common for the houses of persons with albinism to be easily accessible, with no windows, no door and just a curtain at the entrance.
The project will promote and defend the fundamental human rights of persons with Albinism within the communities through awareness-raising campaigns, strengthening the security of the houses of families with persons with albinism, rolling-out of community-based protection mechanisms and putting in place economic empowerment programmes for their poor households with persons with albinism through the provision of start-up capital.
1. Enhanced knowledge of disabilities rights with a special focus on persons with Albinism within the community members, mother groups and community Police. 2. Improved capabilities of community police in promotion of rights of disabilities and prevention of crimes. 3. Increased visibility and participation of persons with Albinism in social and public life 4. School attendance of learners with Albinism improved. 5. Violence and crimes against persons with albinism prevented and controlled