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Out of the Shadows: The Resilience and Courage of People with Albinism in Mozambique

Launch Gallery I recently read an article about the abduction of an 11-year-old girl in Nampula Province, Mozambique. She was later found dead with her limbs cut off. Why? Because she had albinism, a genetic condition in which the body produces lower levels of melanin, the pigment in your skin. People with albinism in Mozambique can face extreme violence, including killings, abductions, and mutilations because some believe their body parts hold magical powers and bring good fortune. I just came back from Tete, Mozambique, where Human Rights Watch documented the violence, isolation, and discrimination…

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