Tanzanian Parliamentarians key in fight to end attacks on persons with albinism

Pendo Noni takes a break in her room in New York on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. One out of every 1,400 citizens in Tanzania has albinism. Pendo and four other children also with albinism are in the U.S. to receive free surgery and prostheses at a hospital. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

In May 2015, Tanzania’s Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Minister, Pereira Silima, issued an unambiguous warning to the members of her country’s National Assembly. “I want to assure my fellow politicians that there won’t be any parliamentary seat that will be won as a result of using albino body parts,”…

Honourable Raynell Andreychuk

The Honourable Raynell Andreychuk is Senator from Canada, the former chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, and former High Commissioner to Kenya, Uganda, and Ambassador to Somalia, and the Comoros.